“America the Beautiful” is a new documentary that examines America’s obsession with beauty and what the markers are for being ‘beautiful.’ The movie follows a girl, Garren Taylor, who was cast into the modeling world at 12 and was told by 15 that she was ‘fat.’
Clearly, Taylor is a long way from fat.
Obviously, Taylor’s first reaction was emotional – she was angry and she said she slipped into a slight eating disorder. Her next reaction was to seek support and speak out.
In addition to pummeling the spirit of young girls, Darrel Roberts, filmmaker, saw another nefarious angle to the industry. He said when he realized Taylor was only 12, he thought the fashion industry was resorting to sexualizing children. He also discovered a 15-year-old girl who was looking to have breast implants and liposuction.
Most shocking for Roberts was that some of the people he investigated were plastic surgeons in name only. Some attended weekend seminars for their training, Roberts said.
Take a look at this video and see for yourself.
Will you see this movie? Will you take your children to see this movie? Why or why not?
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