Becoming Barbie

Becoming Barbie

Release date:

1993

Running time:

47 minutes

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Closed Captioned:

No

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Little girls play with Barbies whose measurements in real life would be 36" 18" 33", and then grow up to read fashion magazines featuring models who usually weigh 23% less than the average body weight. This sobering and enlightening documentary examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in a society where diet products are a $74 billion dollar industry. Powerful media images, in particular in the fashion and advertising industry, serve as a backdrop for insights into the virtually impossible and highly dangerous physical goals that so many women strive to achieve. This is an excellent resource for media education, featuring discussions with two teenagers, a doctor, a therapist, and Naomi Wolf, author of the book The Beauty Myth.

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