REAL life that is. What’s a “Pseudo Life?” you may be thinking. Of course all lives are real.
But more times than not what is depicted for us as viewers of Television and Big Screen is a small view. Kind of like looking into a telescope backward? Things get narrow and really far away.
Now we all know Hollywood is the Entertainment Capital, (key word ‘entertainment’) do the producers of TV shows and Movies have a responsibility to bring us true to life story lines? And if they do…Will we watch?
A number of months ago I was at a meeting where the keynote speaker (and my wonderful friend,) Jess Weiner, asked the following question to a group of kids:
“If we can get a producer to bring you the REAL deal…will you watch?” As I looked around the room all the heads were bobbing “YES.”
So here we go…ready or not? Here it comes!
“HUGE” will make its series premiere on Monday, June 28 at 9/8c, on ABC
“ABC FAMILY is proud to announce “Huge,” a new one-hour drama premiering this year. Here’s the scoop. “Huge” is a new drama about one life changing experience at a weight-loss camp for teens. Funny, heartbreaking and provocative, “Huge” follows the lives of both the campers and the staff, as they look beneath the surface to discover their true selves and the truth about each other. It’s funny, heartbreaking, and provocative — just like life.”
Perspective from a Teen! Listen to what Emily-Anne thinks about HUGE…
AS for me? I think Emily-Anne is AMAZING!
I welcome you to join the conversation too.
What do you think of a show with a focus on over weight kids discovering who they are?
Do you plan to watch?
If you could write a real story for a TV show, what would it be about?
LOVE your post. SO brave Elin and so connective to all women. You are such a bright light in this world. And isn’t Shcmids the best!!
Amy Jussel, Shaping Youth says
I think I’m doing the ‘shock and awe’ thing. You never told me that side of your teen dating violence recovery…wow, Elin. Just, wow. You are such an amazing women and warrior for authenticity and slogging through the muck with purpose and resilience.
I’m honored to know you…and of course, Emily-Anne just ROCKS. She’s going up on my next post when I do the media literacy piece…
Congrats on an insightful, poignant angle, I hope the show does what it SHOULD do in terms of bringing the REAL out and tamping down the rivalry/snark and melodrama madness that is so pervasive in the shows that seem to pull numbers and ‘succeed.’