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December 16th, 2010
04:28 AM ET

Parents group criticizes teenage sexual content on TV, targets primetime favorites

(CNN) – Parents concerned about the images of teenage girls in the media will probably be disturbed, but not very surprised, to learn about a new study of prime-time shows most popular with 12- to 17-year-olds. The Parents Television Council found that young female characters on these popular shows are highly sexualized. They also found that there was more sexual content in scenes with underage female characters than with older females.

Nicole Clark, spokesperson for The Parent Television Council, former Elite international model, and director of the documentary film “Cover Girl Culture”, joined us on Thursday’s American Morning to discuss the effect of sexualized young female characters on adolescent viewers.

Filed under: Controversy • Pop Culture • Television
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  1. Adina

    The reason why I watch 'Desperate Housevwives' is because of how it shows you the issues between women and the men in their lives. It HARDLY has any sex in every episode and it's NOT like the tarsh that depicted in 'Gossip Girl' and some of the other junk that passed this test.

    P.S. I'm a femme 16+.

    December 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm |