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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
Gracie refers to her new self as “FBI Barbie” and makes a big deal out of being called skinny. Joel the stylist hopes aloud that the girl he has to makeover won’t be “a fatty.” What messages about body image do you gain from these remarks? How do you feel about the council “People care about people who care about themselves?”
What kind of attitude do Gracie and Sam have towards men? Why? How do the type of male characters they are surrounded by in this movie confirm those feelings? Have you noticed this kind of negative portrayal in other films?