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The remade episodes, like the ones in Britain, included simulated masturbation, implied sexual assault, and teenagers disrobing and getting into bed together.
The network's spokesperson, Jeannie Kedas, claims that the shows are all subjected to reviews to insure compliance with laws and community standards, and that future episodes of Skins (the show has already premiered) are still "works in progress". The press release for the show also claims that it is "specifically designed to be viewed by adults."
Great, wonderful. We now have a television series full of drug-abusing teen-agers hopping into bed with one another, geared (by the admission of the producers) to ephebophiles, yet which still manages to draw 39.4% of its audience from the under-18 set.
I wish they'd go back to playing music videos.