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Teenagers running amok, getting drunk, taking drugs, copulating on a toilet, getting rowdy, trashing the place… That’s right, there’s a new TV promo for the forthcoming third series of Skins – the no-holds-barred look at teenage life in fictional Roundview College, on E4…
The new promo film, like the two created to anticipate the previous series of Skins, was shot by Neil Gorringe of Moxie Pictures and features teenagers partying harder than they do anywhere else on television. This time the party’s in a pub and ends in a full scale riot with flying fists and bottles.
“It was filmed in a fairly structured way and I went into the shoot with a clear idea of which shots i wanted, and kept fairly closely to my boards,” Gorringe tells CR. “On set we blocked everything out so that everyone was clear who was going to be hitting who / kicking who / glassing who, etc! However, some of the riot scenes did become genuinely riotous as a rather testosterone heavy mood took hold on the set, and everyone got perhaps a tad too excitable. At one point we had to yell CUT for about a minute before everyone stopped throwing stuff at each other. Luckily no-one was hospitalised, but it looked a bit touch and go for awhile!”
Shown here is the full, director’s cut version of the promo. A milder, broadcast version can be seen on the E4 site here