Lesbian on Skins USA: Is MTV’s Skins Swapping Out Gay Maxxie For Lesbian “Tea”?

SKINS MOVIE

Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel, aka Tony Stonem & Anwar Kharral of Cycle 1, are IN for the SKINS movie, set to debut in Summer 2011:

DEV PATEL and NICHOLAS HOULT have agreed to star in a movie version of the dark teen drama.

A spin-off film was discussed a year ago but fell through because the lads had other commitments. But now a window has been found and they’ve signed a contract with Cinema NX, Film4 and Company Pictures.

In a recent interview with Kaya Scodelario, the actress who played Effy said, “”People think you’re rebelling, but you’re actually finding out who you are. That’s why Skins was good; it showed what it was. There were a lot of experiences I could relate to.”

ADAM LAMBERT:

Adam Lambert’s GLAM NATION tour kicks off tonight in at the F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. vH1 has an entire EMPIRE OF GLAMBERT on their website right now, where Adam will be posting videos from the road, and will be answering your questions on his blog.

OLIVIA MUNN ON THE DAILY SHOW:

“Olivia Munn debuted on The Daily Show last night as its “senior Asian correspondent,” in what’s being called a tryout. The co-host of Attack of the Show will be the second woman currently on the show, and its fifth ever.”

NPR: ALL THINGS DIGITAL;

I fucking love NPR so hard. I’m not even upset that Ira Glass isn’t in this one.

KRISTEN STEWART:

A few weeks ago, Kristen used the word ‘rape” to talk abotu how the paparazzi make her feel. There was backlash and she is upset and “feels compelled to address the situation.”

“‘Violated’ definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought,” she notes. People thinking that I’m insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake.”

In fact, the issue of violence against women is one that has been close to Stewart since playing a victim of rape in the 2004 film Speak. She has done public service announcements for the advocacy group RAINN and for SOC.

THIS SHIT LOOKS F*CKED UP:

The Real World: New Orleans 2. What is this the post-Katrina version. It looks like True Life: I Live With Crazy People. Even how they edited the promo suggests a whole new direction.

THIS WOMAN WAS AWESOME AND NOW SHE IS DEAD:

“As someone who made no bones about enjoying her life as a gay-friendly, animal-loving, sex-positive, imperfect woman, we can only hope we grow up to be half the Jezebel that Rue McClanahan was.”

THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME, ONLY IF YOU GET IT THOUGH

Reality Bites: In Which The Girl Never Has to Play Dumb “I want to stay in a moment when… you could make a raw yet sweet version of the romantic movie, one that’s actually about figuring out what you’re supposed to be doing when you’re an adult and what you’re willing to compromise. That’s utterly realistic and yet charming, and that actually passes the Bechdel test. Where the lead character, a girl, has aspirations and dreams, and also short hair, and says things like “I don’t have a lawyer. I don’t have a dentist. I make $400 a week.” And she’s great.”

I MISS PACEY

Teen Stars of the WB Where Are They Now? Um obvs we’ve been following the Dawson’s Creek kids every step they take so no surprises there besides that Andie was only 16, but holy shit did you know Ruthie from Seventh Heaven did this in 2008?

AWARDS FOR GAY SHOWS AND A SHOW I AIN’T NEVER HEARD OF:

Modern Family, Glee, Breaking Bad Lead TCA Awards Nominations! Isn’t that fun?

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31 Comments

    • Agreed. I don’t really understand why an American version is necessary. If they were going to do it, couldn’t they at least have just restarted with new characters and story-lines rather than just cutting and pasting from the original?

      Sometimes I think that the stereotype that people from the US have trouble understanding/ having knowledge of other countries & cultures etc, is because American audiences are not given enough credit by network executives. How is that ever going to change if American audiences are mainly exposed to watered down/Americanised versions of things?

      Granted, this is me speaking as an Australian, and I am curious to hear what Americans think about this stuff. I just sometimes think that the people in charge don’t give you guys enough credit, and that only furthers the problem.

      • It’s because there’s a huge conservative evangelical Christian community in America that secretly controls the government and has a lot of feelings about the media and basically the entire far-right-wing conservative church network kicks into high gear and screams at God whenever there might be something on the television set on a channel at any given hour of the day for 20 seconds that might offend them or, more importantly, offend their children, their tiny babies with soft hair and love for jesus and their little jesus-loving baby laughs, these 20 seconds of offensive television cause these parents to beat their bibles towards the heavens, contact the FCC en masse (they are very much not busy, always at the ready for these types of things, consider it a priority) as if these 20 seconds are not totally avoidable, as if 20 minutes or 20 hours or even an entire channel of drugs and teenage sex and homosexuality and high-risk behavior is not something they could not just NOT WATCH, as if there aren’t like 5,000 other channels, video games, not to mention toys, games, books, playpens, daycare, school, and the great outdoors, as if they couldn’t possibly counterbalance the damaging effects of 20 minutes of teenage sex with things like “a strong relationship with their child” or “church,” as if there aren’t bigger problems, like poverty and hunger and the segregated us public school system and unemployment and depression, it is not because the people in charge dont’ give us enough credit, it’s because big business give big churches and conservative media watchdog groups too much credit, or often as it goes these big businesses are owned by bigger businesses and someone in one of those businesses is tied to someone or got money from someone who has one of those impressionable children liable to hurl their baby body at the television set at any moment, flipping maniacally towards 20 minutes of teenage sex and drugs and homosexuality, and then what happens, then what happens i ask you, ANARCHY IS WHAT HAPPENS, ANARCHY IS WHAT HAPPENS IF EFFY STONEM DOES DRUGS ON THE TV

  1. also, skins US would fair better on a channel like showtime or hbo. i doubt it will be as good (or provocative) as the UK version

  2. …um, so while I’m amused with the whole “Ruthie from Seventh Heaven makes out with a girl,” did hers really have to be the only half-naked picture? Everybody else gets a picture looking like people trying to have acting careers and hers looks like Church Girls Gone Wild.

    • They also had to point out that Sara Rue was the ‘chubby girl’ and looks great now that she lost weight. Nice. I actually thought she was cuter when she was more curvy. But I love her either way.

  3. While I’ll agree that it won’t be as provocative, neither are many US-adapted shows in general. I think it will be successful, however, but that largely depends on the reception of the audience. I’ll still watch it whatever the case!

    Also! Sid (or Stanley) looks to be the one in the hoody while New-Chris is the one in the beanie. I’m judging based on hair haha.

    • Oh my gosh! I thought the same. I keep reading that “Sid” is the one with the beanie, while “New-Chris” is the one in the hoodie. It just seems wrong since Hoodie looks like Sid and Beanie looks like Old-Chris. It’ll drive me absolutely CRAZY if they reverse their appearances. Cross your fingers!

  4. In Baltimore! Yes! I’ll be at the ready to take stalker-like cell phone photos if I see any Skins filming action.

  5. I must say i don´t think the U.S. skins will be as good as the U.K. one. There is a lot of things americans do better then anyone but realistic dramas about wild and hedonistic teenagers aint one of those things.

    I don´t think skins is THAT extreme in it´s drug/sex depiction. But i guess i live a bit harder then most people.

    When there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire.

  6. 1. Choreographed is spelled incorrectly. Sigh.
    2. THAT IS A FOAM PARTY.
    3. HSM IV: Skins!

  7. I am happy that its a lesbian, but at the same time i do worry that they are going to make it guys for naomily. Almost like they feel like they can’t compete with it,(ppl would complain about how it isnt like the original etc) so they figure to tap into a different market. Or they are doing it just to be different. seriously i would be so angry if that happened.

  8. My TV boyfrand Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation tour, with gorgeous shredder Orianthi and now-legal spitfire Allison Iraheta as openers, is looking to be srsly epic. Here’s a couple vids from opening nite:

    Acoustic Whataya Want From Me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh5CFLfjzXc

    Fever:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHWSLVcJMHs

    Sleepwalker (starting w/hott dancer interlude during Adam’s costume change)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-PJWjabagg

    Oh, and here is Adam on the front of Frontiers Magazine looking so pretty it hurts. Feathers FTMFW!

    http://i46.tinypic.com/zvah37.jpg

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  14. Soooo, i think an American skins is absolutely ridiculous! It’s a british show.. and you can’t replace the beloved characters like Sid and Cassie, or Tony and Michelle. It going to be a horrible remake and it is just going to defeat the purpose and amazingness of Skins. I mean I understand why British people would be mad because there taking something of theirs.. but i’m American and this upsets me greatly as well! SO RIDICULOUS!! ):

  15. One of the actors on mtv’s skins goes to my school(the girl on the right side of the USA skins photograph of the cast). I know she will be playing a lesbian and that there is a lesbian kiss in the pilot episode.

    • are you talking about the girl with the gray top or the girl in the purple plaid dress with the short hair?

  16. Only in America could Maxie become Tia (Or whatever the yanks called her).

    If that’s what the US has come to then your screwed! How cynical!

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