Especially as the first three seasons of the raunchier Brit version aired on BBC America virtually without controversy — albeit with nudity pixillated and swearing dipped. The Brit version has just started its 5th season. The UK original has also been freely available on the Internet.
Execs has been scratching their heads because the first U. The show has never been that controversial here. A psychiatric charity complained about the depiction of a counsellor beating one teenager to death with a baseball bat. But Channel 4 only received 11 complaints.
Not the show itself but the promos for the show have caused a little consternation. So the show was not allowed to show nudity or simulated sex with under year-olds. And, as in the U. In America, the PTC seems especially exercised about a shot due to air January 31st of actor Jesse Carere, 17, walking down a Baltimore street showing his bare ass. Again, the same shot was in the British version although the actor was over His genitalia are completely covered, the shot only showed his bare backside.
On set actors are covered up and genitalia is on show even off camera. Teenagers who appear in the show may have their modesty protected by nipple pads and flesh-coloured underwear. It was going to be teenage life written by those barely out of their teens.
Channel 4 had been looking for a youth drama for its youth channel E4 and jumped at the pitch. Elsley said it was the fastest commission of his life. The first episode aired in January and was watched by 1. Actress Laya Lewis told newspaper The Independent that it contains its most graphic sex scene yet.
Lewis, aged 18, said she was asked to simulate an orgasm on her 2nd day on set.