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As fans of SKAM FRANCE, we want to express our support and enthusiasm for the renewal of the show beyond season 4 , for many many reasons:

SKAM is about acceptance, about love, about belonging, and growing up. It showed us teenagers’ stories in ways that are rarely shown within mainstream media, without judgment or preconceived ideas. But this is something that concerns everyone, no matter what age. It has touched our lives in ways most tv shows rarely do. With the remakes came the possibility to adapt these stories to a whole new set of cultures and contexts. We have fallen in love with the French version, and it would be incredible if it could be the first one to carry the story forward.


As fans, we have connected across distances and time zones, from all cultures, backgrounds and ages, to share our enjoyment of the series. We have translated, lived with the characters, analyzed, argued, written stories, gone to meetups, created art and lasting friendships, and discussed the real impact those stories have had on our lives until late in the night. We don’t want it to stop yet.

That’s why we are asking, to whomever it may concern, to let our amazing production team continue for as many seasons as they want to. And here are a few more personal arguments we collected.


“Hello, I am Asli from Turkey and I am an instructor in a university. I believe we need another season of Skam France because I need the representation. I need there to be a show that I can recommend to my students to watch to learn about the real life. Because I have witnessed my own students saying homosexuals should be killed. There have been talks about how they were unnatural, weird, disgusting, abnormal. I had to sit down and explain to them how it is not "wrong" or "disgusting" but a part of nature. I used quotes from Sana and Imane, I told them about how love is still love no matter the gender of two sides. The representation of LGBT+ is so important in today's world. I need there to be images I can show to my students so that they don't follow the hate that is born from the ignorance. The amount of hate in today's world is just so much, and we need to educate the world.”


““J'ai jamais trop aimé regarder la télé française, il n'y avait rien qui me touchait ou qui me parlait alors que Skam France c'est la première série française que je suis de bout en bout. Et cela parce qu'elle parle d'adolescents ce qui est si rare ici, mais surtout pour ce qu'elle aborde, des problème du quotidien aux thèmes plus importants et pas forcément universels mais qui devraient tous nous toucher (la sexualité, l'orientation sexuelle, la religion, les maladies mentales…) et cela d'une manière originale et très touchante. Et ça me rend fière de voir ça dans mon pays même si je ne traverse pas ce que traversent les personnages,  surtout de telle qualité.” Violette, 22, France


“Skam France has given me somewhere to go when real life becomes too much. It’s given me hope for the future, and new perspective on family, love and friendship. It’s care and love in creating these storylines and developing these characters are unparalleled. I’d love to see what they’d do when it’s just them, without the OG to draw on, but instead they create something that it’s completely them.” Lana, 17, Australia


“I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 18 after an embarrassing manic episode. I refused to believe that I was sick and suffered alone for 6 years. It felt like a death sentence. I've seen some bipolar characters on TV but never connected with any until Eliott. It was like looking into a mirror. It made me feel seen, validated and somehow hopeful that I'm more than my diagnosis. I got an appointment with a psychiatrist next week. I'm ready to heal. Thank you Eliott and Skam France.”


“Je suis éducatrice spécialisée et je travaille avec des adolescents (que des garçons) atteints de troubles psychiques et de la personnalité. Skam France, au delà d'un coup de cœur perso, c'est un outil parfait pour ouvrir “mes” jeunes sur le Monde qui les entoure. Pour eux, abreuvés de porno et de réseaux sociaux, c'est une bouffée d'air frais. Une respiration dans un quotidien violent ponctué de représentations rigides et préjugés dévastateurs. Avec Skam France, on a pu parler harcèlement, viol, relations sexuelles, relations amoureuses, homosexualité, lycée, folie, adolescence, filles, garçons…Des échanges d'une jolie profondeur sans tomber dans trop de lourdeur et ce, grâce à une réal du feu de Dieu et aux jeux d'acteurs très très justes. Alors, tous n'ont pas accroché (la violence est parfois trop bien ancrée pour se permettre de relâcher la garde) mais je peux vous assurer que chez d'autres, cette série a pu faire naître de belles réflexions. Alors, pour eux… Merci Skam France !! Et pourvu que ça dure…” Clé, 27ans


“One of the main reasons why I love it so much is that they know that people are not perfect, that people make mistakes, that they say bad things when they’re upset but then they realise how wrong they were and apologize for things they said or did and it’s the best example of character development you can get. One can argue there are too many TV series nowadays but there’s hardly any show that actually understands the hardships of life when you’re a young person trying to find your place in the world. A series that would gather fans from all around the world, people of different age, different nationalities, people from all the different cultures, a series that would teach them that it’s okay to be yourself, it’s okay to live your life the way you want to, that there are going to be ups and downs, but all the bad things will seem so insignificant compared to all the happy moments, and that most importantly love always wins.” Maggie, 23, Poland


““Vivre l'histoire de Lucas avec lui m'a chamboulé. J'ai ri avec lui, j'ai pleuré avec lui, j'ai souffert avec lui, j'ai été heureuse avec lui, j'ai aimé avec lui. J'ai eu l'impression de me redécouvrir et surtout de redécouvrir ce que ça fait de ressentir quelque chose. Et ça, pour ne pas tomber dans le cliché, ça n'a pas de prix. Ce que j'aimerai voir pour une saison 5 et 6 : vivre avec une personne malade au quotidien ou être une personne au bord de la dépression.Ce n'est pas une histoire qu'on raconte très souvent, et avec le nombre de personnes qui souffrent de plus en plus avec leur santé mentale, c'est tellement important d'en parler,d'éduquer et de donner des outils concrets aux gens qui soit souffrent, soit connaissent quelqu'un qui souffre.”  Luna, 28


““I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 18 after an embarrassing manic episode. I refused to believe that I was sick and suffered alone for 6 years. It felt like a death sentence. I've seen some bipolar characters on TV but never connected with any until Eliott. It was like looking into a mirror. It made me feel seen, validated and somehow hopeful that I'm more than my diagnosis. I got an appointment with a psychiatrist next week. I'm ready to heal. Thank you Eliott and skam France.”  Anonymous


“Skam France est tout simplement une bouffée d'air frais dans le paysage audiovisuel français. Je regarde très rarement des films ou séries français, me sentant peu concernée par leurs contenus. Skam FR se démarque par sa mise en scène, le talent de ses comédiens mais aussi et surtout des thèmes qu'elle aborde. En tant que jeune fille bisexuelle, je suis ravie d'être enfin représentée dans une oeuvre de mon propre pays, qui est malheureusement encore trop figé et conservateur. C'est pourquoi Skam FR doit continuer, la série a encore beaucoup de problématiques à aborder. J'ai particulièrement envie d'une saison sur Daphné !!! j'ai toujours été déçue SKAM Original ne puisse pas raconter son histoire.” Laura, 21 ans

 

“SKAM France has helped me realize that being different doesn’t mean you need to be alone. It’s taught me that “people are how they are,” and we cannot change that. I would love to see Eliott’s story be played out, as his struggle with mental illness has been such a pivotal and educational storyline.” Anna, 19, New York


“As a bi woman, an Alexia season would mean the world to me. Representation on screen is generally limited to woman who “prefer not to use labels” or the character will end up violently murdered in order to further someone else’s plot. so to have a realistic portrayal of a confident, plus sized, bi woman would be incredible.”


“Je trouve que la saison 3 a été magnifique. Je ne suis pas dans la situation de Lucas mais vivre cette saison à travers ses yeux m’a ouvert les yeux sur plein de choses (big up à Yann s’excusant des blagues passées qui ont pu blesser Lucas). C’est pour ça que cette série est dingue et que j’ai hâte de voir la saison sur Imane et peut être une saison sur Eliott? Je trouve que les maladies mentales ne sont pas assez représentées à l’écran ou que quand elles le sont, elles font trop caricaturales.”


“Even at my age (68), I am a huge fan of SKAM, especially the France remake! Please consider all of our requests to continue making additional seasons that will educate and touch our hearts again and again. And without saying, I would vote for an Eliott season!”


Season 3’s focus is mainly on Lucas, and though we get some insight into Eliott’s mindset through his social media we mostly hear other people speak about him. I feel like there is so much more that could be told about his story. To have a character on a tv show go through for example therapy, hospital treatment etc and still develop self-confidence, make plans for the future, be in a loving relationship would mean the world to young adults dealing with similar mental health problems.” Lena


“I was 16 when we found out there was something wrong with me. you always feel different. I remember the first time i have seen skam france. For the first time in my life i feel like i am not crazy. I am just me. I am not bipolar. It is in between autism and bipolar. I have days i only can sleep because the world is to loud. I have good days. For me is it really import to see Eliott story because then you can see what MI can do with your life.”  Lilo, the Netherlands


“Juste pour ajouter mon grain de sel : j'aimerais beaucoup une saison sur Yann ! C'est un personnage super important depuis le début et ce serait génial d'en savoir plus sur lui ! Aussi, une saison 7 qui se déroule pendant l'été après le bac pour clore Skam France ce serait parfait !!”


“Every character is relatable and realistic, and I can see myself in so many of them. That is the power that Skam has, but Skam France is telling stories in a way so compelling, so true, but still elegant, and with beautiful cinematography and fantastic directing. Everything is thought so deeply through, and I can see how Skam is making SO many people’s lives better. It has also made my life better. As a bisexual female whose two best friends have MI, getting a season in Eliott’s POV would mean so much to me, and to so many others. He is a mystery character who has so much to tell, and hasn’t yet gotten the chance.” Katrine, 22, Denmark


“I would love to see a future season from Alexia’s POV, as I feel that bisexuality in particular is under-represented in the media, and has negative connotations even within the LGBTQ community. The fear of being seen as overly sexual, indecisive, or a lesbian in denial has kept me from coming out to those closest to me. The bits we got from Alexia in S3 were amazing! Alexia also exudes a quiet confidence which I am in awe of, and I would like themes such as body confidence explored in SKAM some more.”


“Well, I want more seasons because Skam France is a show that a lot of people can feel themselves represented through the characters. It is real, raw and absolutely realistic. As a person who struggles with depression, I support a season focusing on Eliott. It would be perfect to have him telling his story himself, not through others. I'm an Eliott stan. I just love him so so much.”  Carla, 27, Brazil


“I would love more seasons in general, but specifically one about Eliott. My brother is bipolar, and I live with multiple chronic illnesses myself. I think it would be really important to show the daily self-care that is necessary when you’re dealing with any illness... In the same way that people found the courage to come out after seeing Lucas’ story, I think Eliott’s story could encourage people to take their medications, persevere with therapy, and above all, believe they’re worthy of love!!”


“For me, talking about my Mi with others is still something I rarely do. When I do, it often fills me with regret afterwards and pushes me to isolate myself even more because I can’t deal with the helplessness I often see on people’s faces when I do talk. I am still struggling with properly taking care of myself. At the moment I am unmedicated, but I do regularly see a psychologist. All of that aside, I can say that having Eliott these past two months has helped me more than any of that. Not necessarily with approaching people, but it has given me a safe space and someone I could relate to and go back to whenever I needed it. Lucas accepting Eliott and Eliott accepting his care really does encourage me and it would break my heart not to see how he deals with the other aspects of his disorder in daily life.” Lily, Germany


“Skam France is really out here showing a good portrayal of bipolar disorder and giving people some ideas on how to be there for a loved one who is bipolar. They really did that. I sent the clip to my best friend. After I got diagnosed with bipolar our friendship suffered because she pushed too hard when I couldn't handle it. She wanted to fix me when there's no fix. She texted me back saying she took notes and she'll try to learn more and be there for me. Skam France really did that I love them.”  


“Skam France, c’est vraiment une expérience hors du commun. La saison 3 m’a particulièrement bouleversée et marquée. Toutes les scènes m'évoquent des moments de mes années lycée ; l’expérience de Lucas résonnait avec la mienne, avec celles de centaines d’autres personnes, gays ou pas, ados ou pas. Cette saison m’a fait pleurer, beaucoup, m’a fait rire, m’a fait rencontrer des gens formidables. Elle m’a fait du bien. Je suis sentie écoutée, comprise, appréciée pour qui j’étais. J’ai fait découvrir la série à mes proches, et elle a été l’occasion de discussions très importantes”


“A season from Eliott’s POV would also be incredibly important, because what we get from Lucas’ perspective, as valuable as it is, is not the same as witnessing the inner turmoil that comes with mental illness, emotions like guilt and embarrassment, and also the conflicting elation of wishing to stay in a manic phase. I believe showing his parents’ involvement would also be beneficial. Are they ever impatient with him? Are they ashamed? These are hard topics to cover, but should be addressed. Additionally, I would be interested in seeing Eliott’s creative endeavours - the frustration that comes from lacking inspiration, expressing feelings through art, and the societal pressure to reconsider choosing Arts for university and career. Basically, I want to see him passionate about a project like Polaris.” Francesca, 20


“Je suis carrément enthousiaste à l’idée d’une saison sur Daphné ou Alexia, mais plus que tout, j’ai envie et besoin d’une saison sur Eliott. Les troubles mentaux ne sont pas assez représentés dans leurs nuances à l’écran, on ne sait pas ce que ça veut dire de vivre avec ça tous les jours. Skam France a déjà fait entendre un message hyper fort d’amour et de tolérance, mais on peut aller encore plus loin ! Une saison sur Eliott serait un moyen d’informer mais aussi, et surtout, de rappeler que les gens qui ont des troubles mentaux ne sont pas leur maladie. Ils sont tellement, tellement plus que ça.” M, 19


““People with MI are usually misrepresented in television. More than often, they feel like a parody of the actual living people, or the MI is romanticized. That’s why Skam is so important. Having Eliott season would mean the world - to see a person so like myself as a protagonist of their own story. To see this wonderful young man who feels so much and so deeply, and who crashes as hard. To see him live a life with the person he loves, despite the struggles. To see the ups and downs. His reality - meds, therapy, people around him who do not always understand what he is going through, because it’s internal. And finally, to really see the world through Eliott’s eyes. How beautiful it can be and how utterly cold and devastating at times. In short, Eliott deserves his own season.”

"La symbolique, la cinématographie, le jeu d'acteur, les moments de détresse et de tendresse ordinaire, tout était magnifique dans cette saison 3. On en veut plus. Pour moi en particulier : Une saison pour Alexia, qui est si décomplexée dans sa sexualité et m'aurait fait gagner des années de prises de tête en moins si je l'avais vue quand j'étais au lycée. Et une saison pour Eliott, parce que je me débats avec la maladie mentale et qu'il m'a montré que j'avais pas besoin de passer toute ma vie à me cacher dans un trou, que ça en valait la peine de s'ouvrir à la vie et à l'amour." Ellie, 27 

 


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