Wednesday, June 29, 2005

9.5 Stars for "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"

Last Sunday, a few of the girls who met actress America Ferrera at the 2005 Turn Beauty Inside Out conference discussed America’s latest movie, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," with Nell Minow, Yahoo's "Movie Mom." Ten-year-old Pia gave the movie 9.5 out of 10 stars. "It really celebrated girls for their personalities, not for their bodies," she said. Caitlin, 10, also liked the film. "It was nice to see a movie that wasn't about girls hating each other and being mean!" The actresses thought the movie was true to their own experiences, Minow said. Read more in her interview with Amber Tamblyn and Blake Lively.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Girls Excited About "Sisterhood" Chat

Two more girls who will participate in the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" chat this Sunday shared their opinions of the movie:

"I thought the movie was really good, but of course, the books were better," says 12-year-old Sasha from California. "The books really showed me a lot of different perspectives, and I could always relate to some of the feelings the characters were having. I also really liked how all the girls were different and the actresses who played them did a really good job. My favorite is Carmen, because she has the body type and personality most like mine. I can really relate to her, in more than one way."

"I liked how the movie followed most of the book, and the actresses were great (I love America!)," says 15-year-old Nicole from Illinois. "I could relate to each of the characters in some way or another. My favorite part of both the book and the movie is when Carmen tells her dad how she truly felt. I was crying during the movie;I just loved how Carmen let him have it."

If you've seen the movie, feel free to post a comment!

Friday, June 17, 2005

Minnetonka Girl Knows Inner Beauty

Check out this story in the Lakeshore Weekly News about 10-year-old Surene, one of New Moon's "25 Beautiful Girls." Surene attended the Turn Beauty Inside Out conference in Los Angeles in April, and was invited to participate in our "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" discussion next Sunday.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Moon® Girls to Review "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" Online

A group of girls who met America Ferrera at the 2005 Turn Beauty Inside Out Conference will chat online about "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" on June 26, 2005. Nell Minow, yahoo's "Movie Mom," will lead the girls in a critical discussion of the movie (you can read a transcript of New Moon's last Movie Mom chat). Here's the press release.

The New Moon girls who have seen the movie so far agree that it follows the TBIO Best Practices for Movies, portraying girls in a positive and realistic manner. “I saw the movie and had a great time watching the actresses portray characters many of us came to love while reading the book,” said 13-year-old Siri, a Girls Advisory Board member who attended the TBIO conference in April. You can read the girls' reactions to the TBIO panel America participated in, "Being a Girl in Hollywood," on the girls' conference blog.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Inner Beauty Shines Through Girl's Poem

The Anchorage Daily News recently featured two girls from Alaska: Ann, who was honored as one of New Moon's "25 Beautiful Girls" this year, and Eve, who wrote a poem to nominate her friend for the issue. According to the article, Eve is a long-time fan of New Moon Magazine. "It's about expressing yourself and being who you are," she told the Daily News. "It represents girls voices and what they want to say." Congratulations to both of these beautiful girls!