America the beautiful

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) HQ1220.U5 A443 2010x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
Call Number  (DVD) HQ1220.U5 A443 2010x
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. In this documentary, filmmaker Darryl Roberts offers deeper insight into this observation by speaking with everyone from advertising and fashion professionals to average people on the street in an attempt to discover precisely why some people are willing to put their lives on the line in order to become physically attractive. Gerren Taylor was a lanky 12-year-old girl whose gangly appearance was once an endless source of amusement for her cruel classmates, but over the course of the next two years her most embarrassing features become her greatest assets as she strives to become one of America's next top supermodels. But what drives girls like young Gerrin to seek the attention and admiration of millions? By attempting to peer into the mindsets of such picturesque celebrities of Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson and picking the brains of some of the top magazine editors, plastic surgeons, and beauty experts in the country -- not to mention divulging the sometimes bizarre ingredients found in popular cosmetics -- Roberts does his best to find out just why we seem to value surface beauty over true substance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- United States.
Body image in women -- United States.
Identity (Psychology) and mass media -- United States.
Beauty, Personal -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Human body -- Social aspects -- United States.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Santa Monica, Calif.] :Xenon Pictures,2010
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles America the beautiful :
Contributors Roberts, Darryl.
Engfehr, Kurt.
Georgieva, Stela.
Xenon Pictures.
Sensory Overload Productions.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; parents strongly cautioned; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; mature thematic material, sexual content, disturbing medical images and language.
Language English
In English with optional subtitles in Spanish and English.
Notes Documentary film.
Title from container.
Special features: bonus featurettes: Cosmetic ingedients are mislabled, Hope for eating disorders, Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen, Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive ; study guide
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1597883522
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