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Not that anybody is really going to do anything about MTVs new SKIN which portrays teenagers in their natural habitat. BUT here are some pics and a trailer from the new series. Interesting in 1964 Harold Goldberg(now a Rabbi) a teen from West High in Denver put the country all a stir when he wrote a cover story for the high school news paper portraying his friends, smoking , drinking and having sex. In the 1940′s Elmstowns Youth shocked America because it showed girls wanted sex 5x more than boys. And now we have this! Skin. yawn.
from ABC News Radio (LOS ANGELES) — MTV got under the skin of the Parents Television Council with the debut of its new series Skins, about high school teens dealing with issues such as sex and drugs.The PTC is asking the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees, as well as the Department of Justice, to investigate the show for child pornography and exploitation. The organization says, “In addition to the sexual content on the show i
nvolving cast members as young as 15, PTC counted 42 depictions and references to drugs and alcohol in the premiere
episode,” which aired Monday. The controversy has already turned off Taco Bell, which has pulled its ads from the show. A rep for the fast-food chain tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Upon further review, we’ve decided that the show is not a fit for our brand and have moved our advertising to other MTV programming.” The New York Times reported that network executives met Tuesday to discuss whether the show could violate pornography laws. Skins is based on a British TV series of the same name.
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TCA Press Tour: MTV lets out its teen angst with ‘Skins’
August 6, 2010 | 5:24 pm
“Shedding our skin is sort of second nature for us.”
That’s how Tony DiSanto, MTV’s president of programming, opened the network’s session at the TCA press tour.
So it seems only natural that the network would become the home to the remake of the U.K.’s hit teen drama “Skins.” Though reality series have long been the network’s “bread and butter” — “The Hills,” “Jersey Shore” — as of late, they’re putting more eggs in the scripted basket.
“Millennials are all about authenticity,” said David Janollari, head of the network’s scripted development. “We’re pursuing a more authentic vérité style with our reality shows and with our scripted programs.”
The risqué teen soap gives an unvarnished look at teen lives in a way that “Gossip Girl” and “90210” can’t even dare to mimic. It helps that much of the writing on “Skins,” the British version of which airs stateside on BBC America, is done by young people, said the series’ co-creator Bryan Elsley. And, he added, casting young actors to bring life to those teen stories is also central to its success; five of the central cast members in the MTV series are under 18 — the targeted demographic of the original series.
So have they watched?
“I had seen a couple of episode prior to being cast on the show,” said James Newman, who will play Tony Snyder. “Once I was cast, I stopped watching it … to bring something new to the show and the character that I’m playing.”
The show will start production in Toronto, which will translate to “eastern seaboard American city,” in the upcoming weeks. Elsley will be writing and executive producing the adapted version.
But a carbon copy this is not … well, not exactly, Elsley assures.
“There will be a resonance from the U.K. show, but I think you’ll find some original episodes and writing,” he said. “I think the first episode has some similarities but that won’t be the case all the way through.”
ShowTrackers, are you fans of the original version? Do you think it’s a good addition to the MTV lineup? Will you tune in?