MTV ‘Skins’ Roars like a CopyCat

Their eyes lock and the fire flickers; memories of hot moves on the dance floor stoke the embers; later flesh on flesh gives way to a full-blown blaze.

The corners of Cadie’s mouth rise slightly at the words of the note: Northern Soul. The dance has begun.

Knowing today’s world, I was prepared for this lesbian scene from ‘Skins’ on MTV:

Still, it made me sad. These are teenagers, who know it all. We adults are in the dark, need to get with the program.

I guess you would call Sofia Black-D’Elia the star. She feels there is nothing wrong with 15, 16, and 17-year-old kids pushing sex, drugs, drinking and masturbation to a whole new level for all the world to see.

“It’s what teens are doing,” she declares. “It’s the way teenagers believe, I think. Especially, you know, in certain situations when you come from home lives where your parents don’t really support you or really listen to you. That’s what most of these kids are going through.”

Guess that means it should be exploited on TV. I have granddaughters, 16 and 17, and not all teens are doing this.

It was tough finding writers for the American version of ‘Skins.’ TV writer, Bryan Elsley says: “We started at the top of the Hollywood tree and worked our way down, and it wasn’t until we got to the bottom that we actually found writers that we liked.”

Yeah, he found them at MTV. “The other networks were missing a commitment to the core values of the show,” Bryan admitted, “which is to say that MTV is clearly taking a risk with this show, and they were prepared to take that risk.” Core values?

It’s all about the money.

There’s an episode of a naked 17-year-old boy seen from behind running down the street. Earlier, he had an erection from taking erectile dysfunction pills—a punch line during the entire episode.

‘Skins’ made its debut on January 17, 2011 and more than 3 million Americans had their peepers glued to the screen—which means 297 million were not watching.

It’s always about the money.

And this show is so racy that Taco Bell has already yanked its ads. Also, a federal child porn investigation has been demanded by “Parents Television Council.”

MTV ain’t worried. They gave a statement which said: “…they are confident episodes of ‘Skins’ will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers.

MTV has always been known for addressing teen and young people’s issues and concerns with respect and honesty.”

Well, we can always change the channel, right? Don’t have to watch.

Just like when a strip joint goes up near our homes. We don’t have to go in, can walk right on by.

Problem is … it poisons the neighborhood.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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