Why MTV Should Stop the Public Health Spin on 'Skins'. New Post at The Wrap

My new post at The Wrap is up!

“If diversification is the answer to surviving potential business failures, MTV, you may have diversified into a field that you probably have no business in: trying to educate this country's youth by what seems to be reverse psychology.

MTV, why do you have to dial up the raunchiness?”

Read the rest at The Wrap and weigh in with your thoughts.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Truth be told, I was skeptical when I opened your article regarding MTV's “Skins,” because I thought you were going to be one of the “supporters.” I was glad to see you were not. Yes, there have been racy shows on television (remember when even the ads for “Gossip Girl” were wrecking havoc?), but this show is just unreal in many aspects.
    I admit, I gave it a shot. From a film critic's point of view the acting was hard enough to watch, but all that artsy stuff aside, I was appalled! The cheerleaders were not only wearing something that resembled a cross between bikinis and tutus, but they were grabbing each other's breast for a routine. Really? That's reality? Riiiiiiiight… because even overage cheerleaders in the NFL do that during every halftime show. Heavy sarcasm intended.
    Secondly, I'm glad you pointed out the fact that though a few of the situations in this seedy little show might resemble an iota of a real teenagers thoughts and actions, why the hell should the show business industry feel it necessary to promote it, make celebrities out of it, and condone it?
    Honestly, I am so sick and tired of listening to kids groan about how reality shows and oversexed adolescent idols are not harmful; they are not only learning from this, but they are beginning to believe that if it's on TV, it must be OK period. Do I really have to say, “If everyone else was jumping off a bridge…?”
    Thank you for writing this article. Unless we want kids to become sexually active by the first grade then shows like this have no reason airing for all to see. Wasn't it exciting enough trying to sneak a porn magazine when you were fifteen…? Do we really need to see it on prime time cable?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow! I can see you are passionate about this topic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I agree with your points of view and think is't funny you also used a 'bridge' comparison to illustrate how many do thinds just to be be followers.
    We need to hear more from people like so I hope this won't be the last time you stop by MKB or The Wrap. Thanks for your readership! (Maybe you could leave your name or email next time?)

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is really good post to read about beauty of our skin and I am very happy to read it.

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