Screen Junkies » PTC http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Bitches Up In The Parents Television Council Object To ABC’s Use Of ‘Bitches’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/bitches-up-in-the-parents-television-council-object-to-abcs-use-of-bitches/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/bitches-up-in-the-parents-television-council-object-to-abcs-use-of-bitches/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:25:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=181102 This one was so predictable that it probably doesn't even qualify as news.

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This one was so predictable that it probably doesn’t even qualify as news. The Parents Television Council (PTC for people in a hurry) has taken issue with ABC regarding the pilot episode of “Good Christian Bitches.” Whether or not they actually watched the episode and found objectionable content, or they simply heard the title of show and said, “Uh-uh. No way. NO!” is anyone’s guess. Just kidding. It’s definitely the latter.

The PTC (what? I’m busy) released a Chicken Little-esque statement claiming:

“The ‘b-word’ is toxic and is used to degrade, abuse, harass, bully and humiliate women. And the ‘Christian’ element only adds insult to injury. Regardless of whether the title ultimately makes it to broadcast, ABC has publicly proclaimed its values and it has tarnished the Disney brand.”

The b-word is also offensive to people of all genders and faiths that often act like little bitches, which is perhaps why the PTC is making such a stink about this. Further, does the qualifier “good” in the title not count for anything? If anything, ABC is singing the praises of Christian bitches. The PTC has also taken aim at ABC earlier for a pilot titled “Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23,” which they only saw as a profane collection of words, rather than possibly life-saving advice.

The PTC then goes on and on and on to say:

“Would ABC even consider another faith to denigrate?  Would they even consider a program title or a plot line based on ‘Bitches’ who were Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist?” asked Winter. “I suspect not, and I certainly hope not  So why the double standard?”

Congratulations, Parents Television Council. You just filled out ABC’s entire fall schedule. (THR)

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‘Skins’ Creator Says “I Don’t Make Porn” While Fighting Giant Boner http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/skins-creator-says-i-dont-make-porn-while-fighting-giant-boner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/skins-creator-says-i-dont-make-porn-while-fighting-giant-boner/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 07:50:19 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22656 Elsley and MTV are fighting back against "child porn" allegations and sticking to their fully exposed teenage guns.

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MTV is getting serious flack from advertisers, the Parents Teacher Council, and other middle-aged people who I bet throw really lame parties over its new series “Skins.” Imported from England, “Skins” follows the lives of a bunch of underage teens as they get drunk, do drugs and have sex. Sounds like a good half-hour to me!

However, many have accused creator Bryan Elsley of making child pornography and would like to see him arrested. Yikes Magikes. Well, Elsley and MTV are sticking to their fully exposed teenage guns, and Elsley had this to say to the Los Angeles Times:

“The show is the opposite of pornography. It isn’t us who are being provocative. I think that some of the people who object to the show are being provocative in the use of that word.”

Yeah, I agree that the “child porn” label is a little harsh. How about “softcore child porn?” That what the old 90′s MTV series “Undressed” was: a bunch of teens pretending to have sex, and I think there was also a stupid story about sock puppet sex. “Undressed” didn’t scar me for life, though I do get a hard-on every time I put my socks on in the morning. Actually, that really sucks for me, so maybe “Skins” should be cancelled? I’m as conflicted as Tony’s friends after his accident… (Hollywood Reporter)

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‘Skins’ Too Sexy For Sandwiches, Tacos, Gum, And Cars http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/skins-too-sexy-for-sandwiches-tacos-gum-and-cars/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/skins-too-sexy-for-sandwiches-tacos-gum-and-cars/#comments Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:42:50 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21819 Due to pressure from the Parents' Television Association, Subway is the most recent advertiser to pull out of the racy MTV show 'Skins'. Pun very much intended.

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The Parents’ Television council is out to spoil everyone’s teenage-sex based good time by calling out basically every advertiser that bought space during “Skins,” MTV’s controversial new show about teenagers doing it all over the goddamned place. Subway is the most recent company to pull their ads, and the PTC has now called out basically everyone, demanding they pull their ads from the broadcasts, including Schick Hydro, H&R Block, L’Oreal, Foot Locker, Orbit chewing gum and Extra chewing gum. Said PTC in a statement:

“Every single advertiser who sponsored the premiere episode of Skins is not only endorsing, but glorifying teen drug and alcohol abuse, not to mention a plethora of baseless sexual content”

In addition to the advertising witch hunt, the PTC contacted the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees AND the Department of Justice, requesting they open an investigation for child pornography and exploitation. The reason given was that the cast is between the ages of 15-19. because of the ages of its cast, 15-19. Personally, I think the show should be banned too. Not because it’s profane, and not because it boasts a frank depiction of teenage sexuality, but because it’s not a good television show. I’m outraged! My imaginary children aren’t going anywhere near this show! I will shield their young eyes and ears from bad acting and annoying faux-edgy posturing until they’re 35!

(Deadline)

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