Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Not Another Teen (Short) Movie

Recently, a reader sent me an email about a short film her daughters had produced:

My three teenage daughters made this movie. When they had to come up with a story I was surprised that this was on their mind. It's a short movie (2.5 minutes) about a girl and her decision to stand up against the onslaught of marketing messages that pressure girls to change their bodies. It's meant to help start a discussion on the subject of eating disorders. If you think it is appropriate could you pass this on to other people, if the film receives enough votes to place it in the top 25 vote getters it will be placed on iTunes so everyone can get this message. You can go to www.rustsisters.com to learn more about the film and find a link to the apple website to view the movie and vote. If they win they will get some laptop computers and software for movie making so they do benefit from publicity, but having said that I still think that the short movie turned out as a good conversation starter, it certainly did for me and my daughters and maybe it might make someone else realize that they might be following the same destructive path.


You can check out the Rust sisters' site as well as watch the movie here. Let me know what you think. . .

4 comments:

Di said...

I think it's an amazing piece of production, and a powerful - and defiant- comment on what kind of consumers the media is telling young women to be/become.

The ending may receive some criticism - it seems like eating is chosen as an act of rebellion, when it should simply be an act of biological necessity/moderate pleasure. I have no problem with it, but I can see someone looking for a quibble picking that to quibble on.

Insanely smart and well done; these girls have a future in subversive media.

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Anonymous said...

...is it suppossed to be ironic that the girl is the female "ideal" - tall, skinny, long hair...

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is any strong message here. The skinny girl is the one who dreams about being a model and then rebels by eating ice cream? Plus I really did not like the fact that the other girls (shorter and "heavier") asked for two scoops. I applaud their effort though as it is a very tricky suject to work on.

Spectra said...

I kind of have mixed feelings about it...I liked how they decide to go for ice cream, but there are other ways to rebel against the media. It kind of shows just how ridiculous the modeling world is though.