Cover Girl Culture

Ms. Magazine – review Oct 2010

“Former Elite model Nicole Clark juxtaposes what the fashion editors of teen magazines say and what their publications actually do, exposing their hypocrisy.  They claim to feature “real” girls in their fashion spreads, but the photos of emaciated models tell a different story. Both advertisers and the editorial content convince teenage readers that the most important goal is physical perfection while priming them to buy and consume at the cost of their health and happiness.

The documentary reveals the insidious reality of U.S. consumer cultuer and tells parents how to combat the beauty industry’s grasp on their daughters:  Teach media literacy.”

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