Archive for August, 2009
TV channel Fox started airing Skins on German TV recently. Skins, which was only available as download via BitTorrent or DVD import to Non-UK residents for a good while, became an insiders’ secret for gay teenagers all over the world but the German perversion of dubbing foreign series turns it into a disaster.
Tony and Maxxie from Skins, season 1 | Photo via The Bats Nest
The BAFTA-winning teen drama that follows a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England as they grow up is one of the most popular TV series in the United Kingdom and fans, as well as critics, appreciate its authenticity, humour and the sentimentality of puberty it shows. But the German version cut out too much of that. Not only is it hard to stand the desperate attempt to translate English youth slang into German which is moreover presented by bored, 40 year old voice actors but even the carefully selected original soundtrack of the series was replaced with mainstream soap trash.
Worst of all: In the original version Skins uses a loose but correct way of referring to homosexuality. In the German version ‘tho, the Gay character Maxxie sounds like the worst cliché of a nancy boy; and right in the first scene of the first episode Maxxie’s father is insulting him as a “little faggot” – nothing like that happens in the Original series. German TV has managed to turn a show that has a respectful approach to homosexuality into an amplifier of homophobic language and behaviour.[via queer.de]
Let’s just assume it’s still Thursday in some parts of the world, kthx :p
For some reason I think it’s a girl looking like a boy looking like a girl, however, I’d hit it | Found by Sid
Photo found by Pinkneptune
Soaked Greed in a dark Night, it happened.
Nie mehr soll ich dich in den Armen halten.
Embrace me tight!
Ha! Last Thursday’s Trap must have been the first one that actually trapped you guys A whopping 75% of you were wrong assuming it’s a boy! More photos of her and the clue to the puzzle (watch the post tile) can be found here. This week we’ll have an easy one without a vote to give you a chance to recover from your defeat
Photo made by Taroufish & found by Kahran