Cooper Exposes the American Beauty Myth:
Popular Culture Defines Societal Roles of Gender, Race and Sexual Orientation
Inspiring. Thought-Provoking. Candid.
In 90-minutes, Camille Cooper takes audiences inside Hollywood – examining how
and why the media continue to promote harmful social attitudes:
- Demonstrating how photo retouching, lighting and camera filters
- Exposing media’s use of ‘formula” as a deliberate method of
- Illuminating culturally divisive effects resulting from use
of fear and sex
What Price Beauty: the American Beauty Myth (pdf)
“We retouch every photograph of any girl over the age of fourteen.”
– Graphic Artist, Los Angeles
Mass media is the most influential educational medium that exists.
By first grade, children have spent more time watching television
than they will spend in the college classroom. By the time they reach
adulthood, they have been bombarded by images that affect their judgment
about each other, their abilities and their bodies.
Naked & Dead: the Media’s Glamorization of
Sex and Violence (pdf)
Media violence: for every white male victim, there are 17
white female and 22 minority female victims.
We live in a media culture. It influences the way we think, the way
we feel, and it shapes our attitudes about ourselves and each other.
Girls and boys are conditioned at an early age about attitudes and
cultural values toward sex and violence.
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