From the NYT:"MTV executives have a new hit drama on their hands, featuring the sexual and drug-fueled exploits of misfit teenagers. They also have something else — a fear that coming episodes of the show may break the law. In recent days, executives at the cable channel became concerned that some scenes from the provocative new show “Skins” may violate federal child pornography statutes. The executives ordered the producers to make changes to tone down some of the most explicit content. They are particularly concerned about the third episode of the series, which is to be broadcast Jan. 31. In an early version, a naked 17-year-old actor is shown from behind as he runs down a street. The actor, Jesse Carere, plays Chris, a high school student whose erection — assisted by erectile dysfunction pills — is a punch line throughout the episode..." Read more here. The British Skins has been a topic of discussion on this site before. It seems to have grown a sizable fan-base in the UK. According to the article the first show had a large audience earlier this week. Americans sometimes don't have the stomach for nudity that Brits and Europeans have...and we are particularly sensitive to underage (for US that is 18) sex. The American restaurant chain Taco Bell has already pulled their advertisements during the show. The Parents Television Council, a TV watchdog group with conservative tendencies, called on Congress and the US Justice Department to investigate the show regarding child pornography and exploitation. Have you seen Skins - and if so, did you think it went over the line? I have yet to see it...if I remember I might try to watch it later this week. For the Brits...has there been any controversy about the show there?