Willow Smith’s newest, an amazing song of affirmation (“I’m me / I’m me / and that’s all I can be … your validation is just not that important to me”). Watch it, then read more over at AfterEllen.
Posts tagged youth
“the American Idol judge is developing an untitled hourlong drama project for the younger-female-skewing cable network centered on a lesbian couple, who already has several children, bringing a teenager into their home”
I’ve bought tix for Brave this weekend — have you? Support Pixar’s 1st lead female protagonist! Opening box office matters!
Mr. Rogers learns breakdancing
“Hey @abcfunheads: Really? You couldn’t cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?”
“If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today’s electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you’re a white boy, you’ll feel better.”
Glamour’s April cover features actress Jennifer Lawrence (who stars as Hunger Games‘ heroine Katniss Everdeen), in a very, very busty outfit. I’m a little grossed out by this. Yes, I know that Lawrence is of age, but she is playing a character who is 16 years old. Do we really need her this overtly sexualized? As About-face points out, “While the Glamour piece is obviously showcasing the actress (not the character), the prop she’s holding (a bow) blurs the line.” It feels like we’re looking at a sexed-up 16 year old. Ew.
Reelz talks to Katy Butler about her Bully rating petition
Diane Sawyer covers the success of a fourth grade class’s petition to green up the Lorax film website. (For a reminder of the campaign, click here.)
A fourth grade class is asking Universal Pictures to green up its Lorax movie website:
We were excited for The Lorax movie to come out in March, but when we went to the movie website, there was absolutely nothing about saving the Earth which is what Dr. Seuss wanted us to learn. The site is more about selling tickets. The trailer didn’t include much about the environment, either! We think Universal Pictures needs to “green” up this website.
Our world, like the Lorax’s, is facing major environmental problems like pollution, global warming, oil spills, littering, a Great Pacific Garbage Patch, deforestation, and loss of animal habitat. These problems will affect our future.
The Lorax movie, with its millions of dollars in advertising and massive audience has the potential to help heal the Earth. This movie can show the world we shouldn’t take our sky, water, trees, and animals for granted. It could inspire more and more people to treat Earth with the same respect you’d give a child.
We’d like to see the movie live up to the potential of the book. We’re encouraging Universal to make an improved Lorax movie website that Dr. Seuss would be proud of.
Click here to read more and support the ask.