â€˜Degrassi: The Next Generationâ€™ Creator Explains How She Handled A TV Rape Story The Right Way
Perhaps no series in recent memory has crafted a rape story line as carefully as â€œDegrassi: The Next Generation.â€ In its second season in 2003, the Canadian teen soap aired â€œShout,â€ a moving two-part episode in which one of its female characters, Paige Michalchuk, gets raped at a high school party. The scene was haunting â€” Paige, confused, scared and crying â€” and its aftermath, powerful. The story line stayed with her through seasons two, three and four. Continue reading.