Cover Girl Culture
Film Screening and Q&A with the filmmaker Nicole Clark
Location: Whitman College, Princeton University, Class of 1970 Theatre
Date/Time: 03/28/12 at 4:30 pm - 03/28/12 at 6:00 pm
Event is open to students, faculty and staff of Princeton University.
Being thin, pretty, and sexy brings happiness: young girls receive these messages daily hundreds of times. But who sets these impossible beauty standards—and how can they be changed? In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker and former Elite International fashion model Nicole Clark, now a champion for girls and their self-esteem, calls for a necessary change: integrity and responsible media for our youth. COVER GIRL CULTURE (60 minutes) pairs images of girls and women in television and print ads with footage from the catwalks and celebrity media. Clark is given rare access to women editors from major magazines like ”Teen Vogue” and ”ELLE”, who provide a shocking defense of the fashion and advertising worlds. The film juxtaposes these interviews with revealing insights from models, parents, teachers, psychologists, body image experts and most importantly, the heartfelt expressions of girls themselves on how they feel about the media that surrounds them. With an insider’s view, the film addresses issues like today’s increasingly invasive media, heightened advertising to tweens, the sexualization of girls, and consumer culture’s disempowerment of young women.
Department: Center for African American Studies