MTV’s controversial teen drama ‘Skins‘ has done nothing but push the envelope since it premiered, and now several cast members have stripped down to lingerie for a feature in Elle on wearing “innerwear as outerwear.”
Here is Britne Oldford, 18, in black lace and Camille Cresencia-Mills, 17, in a bra and hot pants. See the whole slide show here.
Are these new photos taking it too far? Is a struggling ‘Skins’ looking to wrangle up more controversy? Being shocking is really the only thing this show has going for it!
Posted Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 1:13pm
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MTV is not having a good week. Yesterday it was announced that several major advertisers pulled their ads due to the content of the show. Today – it was reported that ‘Skins‘ plunged 52% in the ratings for it’s second episode. The series premiere last week drew in 3.3 million – and last night’s episode delivered 1.6 million viewers. Ouch. EW explains why they think the show dropped so drastically:
– No Shore. The Skins premiere had a 7-million-plus lead-in from an original episode of Jersey Shore, while last night only had a Shore repeat. With that kind of huge initial push, the network expected at least some ratings decline.
– The controversy: Could accusations that the show is basic cable kiddie porn have hurt the numbers? Controversy can often improve a show’s turnout, but in this case, there may be an “ick factor” that did Skins more harm than good.
– The show itself: Ken Tucker noted last night’s episode came off “more like a mediocre episode of Degrassi” than the terrific British version (despite one character masturbating to a poster of Audrey Hepburn).
Yesterday, Skins creator Bryan Elsley defended the show as “rather old fashioned” while more advertisers dropped out. So far, MTV is weathering the storm and waiting to see what happens next.
I agree with one commenter who posted on ICYDK earlier. She said despite all the controversy – the show is just plain bad! It’s not acted well, it’s not written well – it’s obvious the main goal here is to “shock”.
I’m thinking ‘Skins’ won’t be around much longer. Did you watch last night’s episode? Was it any better?
Posted Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 1:13pm
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The advertisers continue to pull out of MTV’s highly controversial new show, ‘Skins‘. All this – and only 1 episode has aired so far!
A rep for the company tells TMZ, “After ‘Skins’ on MTV aired last week, the makers of Schick Hydro decided not to advertise during the program because some of this show’s content is not aligned with Schick corporate guidelines.”
So that makes Schick, Subway, H&R Block, Taco Bell, Wrigley and GM to pull its ads from the show.
Will this spell the end for ‘Skins’? I opened a conversation about ‘Skins’ last week, after the premiere aired, and you had some interesting things to say! It looks like majority of you support MTV and what the show stands for. I disagree, I think it’s too much for basic cable. I wouldn’t want my young teenagers watching it (not that I have teenagers yet, thank God!).
Posted Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 2:14pm
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