Britne Oldford


On Monday MTV premiered their latest play on the field of scripted dramas. The show is a remake of the popular U.K. show SKINS. The series follows the lives a group of teenagers who like to “explore” the boundaries of social behavior with everything from drugs to illicit sex. When it was announced that MTV was going to create an American version, it was met with less than stellar responses. People were convinced that the network was going to water down the show, and I’ll be honest, I felt this way too. But guess what, we were all wrong. Except for taking out the full frontal nudity and the many variations of the word “fuck,” the show is pretty much script for script the same program as its U.K. counterpart. And since it’s the same show, as you might imagine, it’s been met with the response worthy of such a vulgar series. Thanks to outrage from parents groups across the board, the fire the show lit under MTV was so bad that Taco Bell pulled their sponsorship of the series. But that’s not the part I take issue with. On Wednesday, The New York Times‘ Brian Stelter put out an article pointing out the fact that many executives and parents group alike are concerned with the possibility that the show violates child pornography laws. Let that sink in for a moment. A massive corporation (Viacom) thinks they quite possibly put out a product that may violate arguably one of the […]

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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