MTV's racy new teen drama, "Skins" is a hit. But does it expose too much?
The Parents Television Council wants Congress and the Justice Department to investigate the show for child pornography and exploitation of its underage stars, and Taco Bell is pulling their ads from the show because they say its content isn't fit for their brand.
Brian Stelter is a media reporter for The New York Times and has reported on this story and says, "The problem with "Skins" is it's rated for mature audiences but 1.2 million of the viewers on Monday night were under 18."
Jason...BAFTA Award winning blah blah.... 'our country'? My friend you are confused. "bloody ignorant", "mate"? Those are British terms. You seem to have difficulty identifying which country you are from...poor fella. Throwing British slang around doesn't make you seem more worldly...jut confused
Obnoxious- you must be bloody ignorant. More than likely you may be one of the million American clones that NEVER "lived" life. You simply followed the rules mate- I assume you enjoy all the clone trophies from your status quo accomplishments. You feel accepted- Kudos to you baby. Anywaaay, The original Skins is a BAFTA-winning British teen drama that commenced in 2007, so once again most Americans have their panties in a bind for a series the portrays real life. Life is short. Shows that portray Real American (behind all the status quo facades) is what 'real' life is about. Learn to live baby- no one has trophies on their graves for living in a perfect bubble or being a status quo fake. America is full of hypocrites. I'm not so proud of our country as we continue to believe everything in this world revolves around us. Maybe do a bit of international travel to open your heart/mind. Obtain an authentic life- be authentic, original and, above all, NOT a clone. Cheers, Jason
I'm not sure how many people know this, but SKINS was originally a BBC show that aired in England, and went through 3 seasons. The English version has the exact same characters and storyline, MTV just copied it for American television. If parents have a problem with the shows MTV offers, it only takes one click of a remote to block a channel, or set parental controls. As a 22 year old student, I can assure parents that if they aren't seeing this stuff on TV, they are seeing it live at school on a daily basis. No matter how well you may think you raised your kids, not everyone experiences the same upbringing. Sex and drugs aren't going anywhere. Get used to it.
MTV says that "Skins" is intended for adults. Let's see, a show about sexually hyperactive teens is intended for adults, and that's supposed to make it less creepy?
It is time for the parents of America to start standing up to remove TV shows like Skins, and Jersey Shore. This is trash and doesn't need to be seen on TV by our young people. They hear about it and it doesn't need to be shoved down there throats. Boycott MTV until trash is taken off. I applaud Taco Bell for pulling there support, and I hope other companies do the same. I know this is real life in this generation, but it is not a happy life for young people. Its all about the money.
Hey, get with real life. If you have kids, block your tv channels. If not, why you complaining??? Enjoy our life, your kinda misserable... ūüėČ have a good day
Of course youth won't mimic destructive behavior they see ACTORS portraying on a show like this. They are only affected by bullying and Sarah Palin's crosshairs. Those two things make them go out and shoot people. Everything else doesn't affect them in any fashion whatsoever.
And so MTV moves right along with its efforts to create generation after generation of self-absorbed dolts who cannot grasp the simplest concepts of cause and effect and contribute nothing of value or substance to Western culture. Furthermore, MTV actually glorifies this "moronification" of our people.
I watched the show monday night when it aired. I thought MTV did a great job with it and plan on watching it again. I'm 20 years old and I hate to be the bearer of bad news put teens aren't out having G rated fun these days. Sex and drugs do exist and if we keep trying to hide it from our youth the more they will rebel. So instead of locking the T.V away from your child you can use this as a learning tool to discuss life with them.
I watched the show monday night when it aired. I thought MTV did a great job with it and plan on watching it again. I'm 20 years old and I hate to be the bearer of bad news put teens aren't out having G rated fun these days. Sex and drugs do exist and if we keep trying to hide it from our youth the more they'll rebel. So instead of locking the T.V away from your child you can use this as a learning tool to discuss life with them.
Good day from Canada
I have an intimate knowledge of the production of Skins USA.
My crew of electrics were responsible for the lighting for the series produced through the late summer and fall here in and around Toronto.
My Mane is Andy Langevin and I am the gaffer, (chief Lighting Technician,) for the series.
The set was one of the most respectful atmospheres for the actor‚Äôs privacy I have experienced in my 35 years in the film business. Parents and ACTRA representatives were on set for any content deemed sensitive to the young actors. Sets were closed for privacy.
Most of these kids are in fact not Canadian and many will be red carpet participants with long and successful carriers if they chose to continue.
I take my hat off to them, as most were totally UN experienced actors and performing above and beyond many seasoned stars I have worked with over the years.
They worked long hours attended school on set and did promotional work in between all that. They had to be young to keep up that type of schedule.
These kids were a pleasure to work with and I hope that if the show gets a second season I get the opportunity to work with them again.
More questions, just ask.
Its about time. We are quickly reaching a point where our children need to be shielded from TV entirely.