As advertisers flee, MTV's 'Skins' keeps getting racier.
In an upcoming episode, they introduce the lesbian sexual yearnings of one of its leads, Tea, played by Sofia Black D'Elia. And the trailer for the upcoming broadcast doesn't leave any mystery about how she goes about handling them.
The network's hit new show, a British import about the sex and drama of high school, has been hit with outrage from the conservative Parents' Television Council and loss of revenue dollars from companies such as GM and even cultural purity paragon, Taco Bell.
It's not finances that the network, and its parent company Viacom, has to worry about, as reports came out last week that they've worked to tone down -- to some degree -- the sexual content of the show, for fear of breaking child pornography laws.
For her part, Black D'Elia defended the show, saying it's "what teens are doing."