AND FOR SOME DISG
YOUNG SEX SELLS
EVEN MORE. "
— Jennifer Lawrence
Is America Obsessed With Beauty?
The Thin Commandaments
The Sexualization Of Our Youth
Looking at the cover of popular fashion magazines and examining the lengths that young girls will go to in order to achieve "perfection," it's easy to see why many people believe that America has developed an unhealthy obsession with beauty.
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts follows up his 2008 documentary America the Beautiful with this thought-provoking sequel exploring the prospect that being overweight and healthy are not mutually exclusive.
The third installment of the documentary series America the Beautiful sharply questions the highly sexualized media we consume and how deeply it affects our youth.
The third instalment of America the Beautiful explores the sexualization of our youth and its harrowing consequences. Award-winning director Darryl Roberts teams up with industry experts to delve into the problematic reality behind child beauty pageants, teen pregnancy, and rape culture.
Beneath the glossy, doctored perfection of the images presented in pop culture, there is a dark underbelly leading us to question our cultural landscape. Who is at fault for perpetuating these harmful standards? Is it corporate greed in advertising? Is it pop culture? Could parents be to blame? Darryl Roberts speaks with industry experts like Jean Kilbourn, Carolyn Costin, Steven Genarro, and Gail Dines along with teenagers to answer these questions. In doing so he creates an honest portrait of this dangerously over-sexualized culture, while also highlighting the positive strides being made to bring change.
America the Beautiful III portrays how women grow up believing they only have two choices: to be desirable or invisible. While boys are raised in a porn culture that makes it difficult for them to conceptualize healthy relationships with women. This film looks beyond the superficial into the psyches of our youth and those that perpetrate this epidemic of over-sexualization.
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Washington, DC E Street Theater 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 7pm, 09/30/14 RSVP
New York, NY Quad Cinema 34 W 13th St ##B, New York, NY 10011 7pm, 10/10/14 RSVP
Los Angeles, CA NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 7pm, 10/19/14 RSVP
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America the Beautiful is a three-part documentary series by acclaimed director Darryl Roberts that keenly explores our country’s obsession with beauty, thinness, and the increasing sexualization of our youth.
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