Sunday, June 29, 2008

Life Solutions Through the Movies?

This review of "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" asked such good questions at the beginning.

"It’s a complex fate, being an American girl. ... Who are you supposed to be, or to avoid becoming? A nerd? A ditz? A flirt? A tomboy? What kind of role models are those make-believe princesses, those Bratz and Barbies, to say nothing of the real-life Britneys, Lindsays and Mileys?"

And it gives some fascinating statistics, like that Pixar has not yet made a movie with a female protagonist.

But its answer to the hardships of being an American girl? "The short-term answer is likely to be: Go to the movies."

Umm. Good questions, bad answer. Though I am sort of tempted to go to the movie with my Samantha doll. I might need to bring my younger sisters to make that even a little bit legit.


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