MTV Doubles Down on 'Skins' Controversy with Teenage Lesbian Makeout Scene (Watch the Trailer)
On Thursday Yidio reported on how a recent episode of "Skins" caused an uproar with the conservative Parents’ Television Council, which called the show "the most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children."
MTV producers agreed to make changes to tone down some of the most explicit content in the realistic teen show. That apparently didn't include the elimination of a hot and heavy girl-on-girl makeout scene featured in an upcoming episode.
A new trailer for the series shows the fantasies of one of the female characters Tea, played by Black D' Ella, who envisions meeting a female student at a nightclub and making out on the stairs. The scene doesn't feature any of the nudity that drew controversy in earlier episodes, and is in fact no racier a scene from your average teen drama. Except that these teens are gay. Is America ready for the reality behind "I Kissed a Girl?"
While the show has seen a backlash from advertisers, with Taco Bell and GM pulling their ads due to racy content, the controversial show has been a big hit with the young audience the network atctively pursues.
According to the L.A. Times, "in a release, MTV pointedly noted that 'Skins' had premiered to a higher rating among its core audience of viewers ages 12 to 34 (3.4 rating) than the rollouts of other youth shows such as ABC Family's 'Pretty Little Liars' (2.2 rating) and CW's 'Gossip Girl' (2.3) and 'Vampire Diaries' (2.4)."
Given the plotline for the original British series, things are only going to get more interesting.
Are Americans too thin-skinned to handle the salacious "Skins?" Will outrage from parents' groups and advertisers end up getting the series pulled?
Given the early ratings, we wouldn't bet on it.
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