Meet the super sexy, super talented cast of Skins. The hit TV show making us all hot under the collar.
Originaly appeared in The P.Y.T. Issue, Pre-Fall 2009.
Skins the series was launched on Channel 4 in January 2007 as an innovative and exciting alternative to other mediocre teen dramas, and quicker than a bullet has become to mean a great deal more than that – especially to its core demographic. Often controversial, sometimes raw but always real, Skins continues to broach topics and taboos typical of teenage life, including drink/drugs/sex/sexuality and violence. The success of the series can be attributed to the acting standard and quality of writing, with the producers choosing young talent with an understanding of who their target audience is. Not since the early days of Grange Hill have young people been able to look at the television screens and see such an honest reflection of their culture. They are rebuilding the skyline of the genre. With the cast of series one and two, known as the first generation, embracing life after the show (three words: ‘Dev’, ‘Slumdog’ and ‘Patel’), Skins has etched itself a reputation as a farmyard on which the best of fresh British talent is reared. In an exclusive shoot, the cast from series 3 and upcoming series 4 prove the kids are more than alright.
Text: Sean Baker
Photography: Boo George
Styling: Max Pearmain