Movies/television (10 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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The classic film was remade for modern times, and it gets a lot of details about foster care right. (full text)
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V.N. reviews the controversial movie Precious and, as a young person in foster care, she vouches for its true-to-life depiction of a seriously dysfunctional family. However, she finds it too hopeless. (full text)
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As a child, Daniela feels little connection to her quiet and withdrawn father. But a mutual love of movies brings them closer. (full text)
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When Brianna visits Khon Kaen through an intercultural exchange program, she learns to be more independent. “This trip helped me discover that despite my natural inclination to be shy, I am capable of doing courageous things.” (full text)
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Sedrick reviews the film Moonlight about a character he's never seen in a movie: "A gay thug, who is big and scary, but who expresses his feelings." (full text)
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Emily reviews the film adaptation of the theatrical musical and discovers there’s more to the story than just a cast of fairy tale characters romping through a forest. (full text)
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Trisha dissects how advertisers sell us their products by preying on our emotions and insecurities. (full text)
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The Parents Television Council reacted with consternation when MTV launched its racy teen series, Skins. Alice, skeptical that the show is "dangerous," interviews peers on their reaction to it and offers concerned parents a solution. (full text)
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While it contains inaccuracies, The Social Network centers on a main character—Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg—who is unquestionably ambitious. Sherilyn considers whether we can draw any lessons from his success. (full text)
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Tory loves Prince's latest video and CD. (full text)