Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea from MTV's SKINS



Sofia Black-D'lia who plays Tea might be the most seasoned actress of the bunch. Before landing the role on Skins she was seen as Bailey on ALL MY CHILDREN.

Granted, her Tea can come off rather harsh. Yet, as a the cheerleader lesbian, she knows what she wants and she knows how to get it. And Audrey Hepburn is her icon.
What they are like in real life working on the show. Just harmless teens.


It seems Bryan Elsley and his writing team are having some fun with their own fiction of SKINS. So, they've taken their UK fan fic and spun it around to show the working class kid, maybe. In the orginal you had the different geometry of characters. A triangle twice. I guess. Tony/Michelle/Sid or to some Tony/Maxxie/Michelle.

Tony's old tricks.


In this version by the second episode we've leaped into Tea's life (oh, she might be a mafia princess too) who gets it on, finds what she wants and well, it ends with 'scardy-cat' which I thought was brilliant using that one word fo 'relationships' issues. One meaning sex. The other being romance. And then lets add Tony to spice it up. So as we have it now Tony/Michelle/Tea.

By the end of the second episode we hear Tony say to to Tea over the phone.."I matched you." Granted, do we talk that way? Does it even matter. This is SKINS.


And while some were busy remembering that hot sexy scene with Tea and another girl (thinking it rated right up there with the Black Swan girl on girl scene). On the stairs, in the hallway. God, would they ever find a bed? And to think how the household was so bold and loud the following morning at Tea's house. But..the... really important part of the episode was finding out where Tea came from. A house full of kids and grandmother who talked but no one listened. She's in another world with her dementia. Its those poignant moments with her Nana that we find the importance of being. Really. This is where the beauty of the show came in. As well and Tea's awkward yet lovely steps of dance that make her feel alive. It was such tender moment. I really think this show is much more than we will ever know.

11 comments:

Em [the writer] said...

So she's girl Maxxie...hmmm...I still haven't watched it but then again I might not. Some sites say it might be taken off air because it's quickly losing sponsors and that the show is close to flirting with child pornography.

Is it really as gutsy as they say?

ivy said...

Really, it left a lot to the imagination, but you knew what was going on. According to IMDB they've made 4 episodes. But Tea is no Maxxie. No, there can't be another Maxxie who was as kind hearted and yet took a lot of hassles from everyone in the group. I have a feeling the creator knew this and definitely didn't want to dare try to mess with Maxxie. This Tony..is just like his name..Tony Synder..snide as they come.

meg said...

It was a much better episode than I anticipated last night. It was good to see where Tea lived and I'm glad her father could help out with that old drug dealer bothering Stan. I kind of love to hate Tony.

Natalie said...

I feel like I can't accurately judge US Skins before I watch UK Skins. But I just don't have time for either right now ):

cait said...

I did like the grandmother side of the show.

Lux and Stan said...

She is no Maxxie. I still would like to see an American version of him. I'm thinking Peter from Degrassi.

Zoe Zax said...

Ugh if I had a dollar for everytime I've heard about that show I'd be rich.

meg said...

I take it Zoe doesn't like the show, but I think if we get past the intense party animals..there is more to the show.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm thinking of giving this show a chance; it makes me think of "Cruel Intentions." :)

molly said...

Honestly, I didn't know how controversial this would get in the states. Just goes to show how we are here.

AMOR BRITNEY SPEARS said...

very beautiful