In this documentary, filmmaker Darryl Roberts offers deeper insight into this observation by speaking with everyone from advertising and fashion professionals to average people on the street in an attempt to discover precisely why some people are willing to put their lives on the line in order to become physically attractive.Gerren Taylor was a lanky 12-year-old girl whose gangly appearance was once an endless source of amusement for her cruel classmates, but over the course of the next two years her most embarrassing features become her greatest assets as she strives to become one of America's next top supermodels.The season's premiere episode, "The Evans Get Involved: Part 1", premiered on September 21, 1977, as Janet Jackson joined the cast as Penny Gordon, an abused child who lives in the project building with her mother that Willona winds up adopting in an 4-episode story arc that opened the season.The season's final episode, "That's Entertainment, Evans Style" aired on April 3, 1978, as a total of 24 episodes were aired.The plan is derailed when his fiance, Lena, chooses to walk out on him because she feels neglected. Looking at the cover of popular fashion magazines and examining the lengths that young girls will go to in order to achieve "perfection," it's easy to see why many people believe that America has developed an unhealthy obsession with beauty.
The season opening episode, titled "The Big Move: Part 1 a.k.a.The NY Premiere for "America the Beautiful," last week was awesome. People are starting to ask me, "why did you, a man, make this film in the first place?We had a full house and it was the first time showing the new cut of the film. So many people have come on board to help us get our message out. "Well, the answer is this: One day I was on the internet and ran across a story of a guy that murdered a model.She did 10 to 15 interviews with me and was very eloquent in explaining her personal story of dealing with an eating disorder. Anderson, and the late Terence Wright for their vision and support. I found out that one of the writers / editors at Glamour Magazine loved ATB and thought it was excellent. She was very happy that the film was coming to New York and she said she'd do whatever she could to help us get the word out.She was a ballerina as a young teen and when she saw the other dancers that were skinnier than her in conjunction with the images that she was being fed by the media, it ended in a "I'm not good enough" crescendo; an eating disorder. On another note, I ran into a guy situation that wasn't as supportive. She even wrote a small article on the Glamour website that included a picture of Gerren. She's a trailblazer and I'm sure that she has lots of connections.