As a woman who has dealt with plenty of unwelcome judgment in her life, I have always been a little uneasy about the idea of beauty pageants. But ever since I became a mother to my own little girl, that discomfort has deepened into something far more urgent. When I look at my daughter, I think about everything that….
A new documentary, Hot Girls Wantedfollows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Hot Girls Wanted focuses on year-old Tressa, a high school cheerleader and good student who leaves her parents in small-town Texas to go to Florida and work in porn. Variety's Geoff Berkshire says it's "an eye-opener for parents ," which I can't help feel misses the point.
Despite the fact that humans have been aged 13 to 19 for the entirety of recorded history, the concept of the "teenager"—someone who is not a child, yet still not an adult—is a relatively new one. The idea that there was a phase between childhood and entering the workforce came into vogue in the swhen the term was first used in a Popular Science article. What's more, recent studies suggest that adolescence doesn't truly end until they're around 25, which means that more of us are teens than ever before.
I was twelve, and walking with my friend on the side of the highway on our way to Burger King. Being that I was the only one of us that needed to even wear a bra, I knew that comment was directed at me. Tears hot in my eyes, I crossed my arms over my chest, the words seared into my brain.
Good job. If it makes you feel any better, you will never work so hard again. The weird ways you handled things and struggled to cope are what got you me, us to here — where, by the way, I am incredibly happy.
At the root, there can only be two options:. Remember when Michelle Obama murdered Joan Rivers a few years ago? Neither do we.
Ten years ago today, Mean Girls hit theaters and, within a few months of its release, proved that child star Lindsay Lohan could establish a post-Disney career how said career would turn out is, of course, a different story. Before he'd go on to make the world's greatest TV clone drama Orphan BlackJohn Fawcett would co-write and direct this tale of two Goth sisters — one of whom, Ginger, is bit by a strange creature roaming their suburbs one evening. Quicker than you can sing a verse of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising," the sibling with the teeth marks starts to exhibit some strange behavior, from sprouting a tail to aggressive sexuality.