America the Beautiful, My Word

I just went to a film screening at the first AFI Dallas Film Festival, for a documentary film called America the Beautiful by Darryl Roberts. The film centered around the burgeoning culture of beauty in America, it’s influence on world culture, and the dangers it presents to young women, and it’s influence on society at large. The film was one part statistics and one part heart. The film’s main character Gerren, is a 6 foot tall, beautiful supermodel. As she walks confidently down the runway atop a Hollywood hotel among the rich and famous, one’s eyes can’t help but be drawn to her. As she makes her turn to walk away and the camera pans and zooms focusing on her curves as she strides away, you have nowhere else to look. When the filmmaker and narrator reveals that this beautiful woman is only 12 years old, you are shocked. That shock will keep your eyes and mind glued to the screen for the rest of the film.

I hope that you are able to see this film soon”

Anton Seim
Independent Filmmaker, Texas

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