If you've ever read a post here on Reign before, you may have noticed that I tend to get a bit riled up about the media messages being sent to women and girls here in America. Sometimes as I'm furiously typing, giving myself finger cramps and flirting with carpal tunnel, I think to myself "Dammit! Am I the only one who cares about this stuff? I feel like I'm typing and ranting and no one even cares!!"
THEN LO & BEHOLD... A BEACON OF LIGHT SHINES DOWN FROM THE HEAVENS!
America the Beautiful is socially probing documentary which explores the question, "Does American have an unhealthy obsessions with beauty?" Filmmaker Darryl Roberts journeys into the psyche of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson, athletes like Reggie Theus, industry professionals such as Jill Ishkanian from "US Weekly", Ted Casablanca from the "E! Channel" and the American citizenry to determine the roots of this superficial obsession." -- AmericaTheBeautiful.com
This film will be opening here in NYC on August 1st. Reviews like New Moon Founder Nancy Gruver's and film critic Roger Ebert's are just a tiny example of the praise this documentary is receiving. I'm pretty much already in line. I'll be bringing my 14-year-old daughter and as many of her friends as I can hunt down to the show. I think it will be a real eye-opener for them.
All you metro NY area Mamas will definitely want to check this out. Mamas in other areas, ATB is making the rounds. Check the film website to see if it will be coming to a theater near you.