Television: The XXX Files

Are we ready for a porn-biz Romeo and Juliet?

Never mind that Skin (FOX, Mondays, 9 p.m. E.T.) is the first network series about a porn czar, that it involves a steamy teen romance and that its title is, well, Skin. According to creator Jim Leonard, the drama--the story of a Los Angeles district attorney's crusade to take down an adult-film mogul and their kids' star-crossed love--is not about sex. It's about politics, anxiety and money.

Tomato, to-mah-to. On Skin, politics, anxiety and money are the very definition of 21st century American sex, in which desire and guilt dance their eternal lambada to the frantic beat of the electro-media....

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