Posts Tagged ‘depraved youth’
America loves depraved youth. From the first time the nation swooned over James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, teen angst and bad behavior have become indelible marks of the American screen. But have we lost our touch?
Today, the third episode of the American version of the UK’s hit show Skins comes out on MTV. The characters, the situations, and even some of the lines are nearly identical to those of the British counterpart. Of course, these scenes are not without controversy–American media-monitoring parents and organizations are up in arms about the new display of car-stealing, weed-smoking, sex-having teens.
Sponsors have been pulling out of Skins as of late because the Parents Television Channel claims the show violates child pornography laws. PETA even got involved. But what many fail to realize is that the American version is not only conservatively objectionable, it’s just plain bad. We count the reasons why after the jump. More »