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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Skinny

Have you watched that new MTV show, Skins? Yeah, me neither. But I assume it's some kind of dirty hybrid of Degrassi Junior High and Dawson's Creek with a dash of extra skank, if you can imagine such a thing. In fact, all I know about the show is: a. It is based on a British show, and therefore will be ruined by America and b. All the female cast members have the same make-up artist who only knows how to do one look, and that person isn't ashamed to flaunt it.

Work with me here. I know a little bit about make-up because I own some so that makes me qualified to talk about the Skins ad campaign. Look at the first photo. Notice anything? (Besides what I see in the mirror every FRIDAY NIGHT, RIGHT PARTY ANIMALS?!?) But seriously, look.

That eyeshadow. The "Cat's Eye": over-extended past the crease of the eye. It's not a popular look these days. And yet, for some reason, we are supposed to believe every female member of this group of friends all do their eyes in the same asshat fashion. Don't believe me? How about these shots:

The glowstick means she's a raver.

There's actually more photos, but I couldn't spend one more second on that MTV page with pop-up ads for the pop-up ads for the pop-up ad for the show's page that you are already on. I hate that. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Skins will probably be a huge hit. And by hit, I mean bomb.


At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Sharda said...

Haha. Best comments on this show I have seen yet. I suspect that the show's target demographic is probably middle-aged men, not teens.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Tempy said...

You think?

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Sharda said...

Another example of voyeurism into the totally unrealistic sexual exploits of fictitious teens.

Well... unrealistic to me at least, because I was a dork in high school. I can't seem to enjoy Glee either but I prefer youthful dork porn as a concept.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Tempy said...

There's a great article about this, saying why this show will bomb and why Glee is a hit. The kids who want to do drugs and rebel and have sex are too busy doing drugs, rebelling and having sex to watch the show. The ones who stay at home and watch TV like the fantasy aspect of Glee - happy endings, beating the bully, etc.

And Youthful Dork Porn is my new band name.


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