Confused by that headline? Then you obviously haven't been watching Skins, the boundary-pushing British teen soap aired stateside by BBC America. (In Skins' exaggerated brit-speak, 'safe' = cool, and 'minging' = disgusting.) Thanks to its frank, unvarnished look at teen life - not to mention beyond-graphic scenes of sex and drug use that make the Gossip Girl set look like a bunch of teetotaling prudes - the series has earned a cult following on both sides of the pond. And now MTV is reportedly moving forward with an American remake, Variety reports.
As a huge fan of the show, I can't wait. It's been too long since MTV's had a scripted show with some substance, and it'll be good for the network to put a spotlight on teens who fall in the middle ground between The Hills and True Life: I'm Addicted to Orange Flavored Children's Cough Medicine.
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