Posted January 21, 2003 and updated on September 24, 2009
Talk to your kids about…
Simone’s thought provoking points relating to our acceptance of media and the effect it has upon us could be a discussion starter for your family. Some suggested questions are:
- How can we be certain we are viewing reality and not a “creation?” What defines “real?” For example, are airbrushed models in magazines real?
- How do celebrities alter our perception of reality? How can they diminish our ability to accept our imperfections?
- This movie is somewhat cynical in depicting how celebrities endorse certain popular causes. Do you think some organizations, political groups, or diseases receive undue attention as a result of celebrity endorsements? Can you think of any that are overlooked?
- Assuming we had the technology to create a “Simone,” what would the consequences be? What could a virtual celebrity/actress/model do that a real one may not? How important is “personality” in a celebrity?