Aside from language (Americanized, with expletives bleeped) and the toning-down of a few sexy bits, the show’s migration to MTV produced only one major change: one main character getting swapped for another (sorry, Maxxie). Elsley was so bowled over by Sofia Black D’Elia’s audition, he turned a gay boy into a lesbian cheerleader. But there may be no pleasing fans of the original show: They are either “really upset that it’s similar or really upset that it’s different. Or both, which is weird,” says D’Elia. The good news is that if you truly don’t like MTV’s version of Skins, the original still runs on BBC America (or catch it on DVD).
See Also: The Dirt on Skins