I just came across a write-up on a new documentary, America the Beautiful, and it looks incredible. When Darryl Roberts, a former entertainment reporter in Chicago, approached 200 women on the streets of Chicago and asked them if they felt attractive, only 2 of them said yes. “It’s not all that complicated. I started doing the math, and if 198 women are saying ‘no,’ that means 99% of women feel unattractive. More than that, they blamed those feelings about themselves on all the magazines they read,” he says in S. James Snyder’s New York Sun artcile of the impetus to create the movie which he describes as an effort “to link pop culture to the way it makes kids and adults feel, and then draws a line between that and the resulting fallout.”
Check out the trailer and article by S. James Snyder in the New York Sun and then look for it at a theater near you. Upcoming dates include New York City on August 1, Los Angeles on August 22, Portland on August 29 and Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Seattle, Atlanta, St. Louis, Miami, and Dallas.