Darryl Roberts' 'America The Beautiful 3,' Dealing w/ Sexualization of Youth, Sets Nationwide Theatrical Release
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Darryl Roberts' 'America The Beautiful 3,' Dealing w/ Sexualization of Youth, Sets Nationwide Theatrical Release

nullIn his two previous

documentary films, "America the Beautiful 1" & "2," African-American filmmaker Darryl Roberts set

out to explore the public’s and media’s endless fascination with youth and beauty, and its destructive curse.

However, for

his third and final film of the trilogy, "America The Beautiful 3: The

Sexualization of Our Youth," which Roberts

calls his “most personal” project yet, he goes even deeper, exploring a culture that glorifies

the sexual exploitation of youth, and its

harrowing consequences in which companies make billions from the

objectification of women and children.

As Roberts says, compared to sexual images and pop cultural celebrities of the past, they would all now be "considered tame compared to

today’s pop culture icons. America’s youth has far more access to sexualized

imagery than ever before. They’re also becoming sexually active far earlier

than previous generations. But, why? …Who is at fault for perpetuating these

harmful standards? Is it corporate greed in advertising? Is it pop culture?  Could parents be to blame?”

He further added

that "ATB 3" portrays “how women grow up believing they only have two choices: to be desirable

or invisible. While boys are raised in a porn culture that makes it difficult

for them to conceptualize healthy relationships with women.”

“We are experiencing a

generational shift because of the internet which means younger people have

greater access to pornography and dating apps like Tinder that normalize casual

sex…young women grow up aware that they only have two choices: to be desirable

or invisible. While the young men discuss their consumption of pornography and

how it negatively impacted their relationships with women to the point that

they couldn’t see them as fully-realized people.”

Now the film is set to open in the US and overseas, starting in Washington D.C. on Sept 30th.

But In a radical movie that hopefully may be copied by other organizations, Carolyn

Costin, who is the president of Monte Nido Treatment Center, believes that the "ATB 3" and its message, are so important

that everyone should be able to see it regardless of their financial status.

As a result, she has agreed to

sponsor a nationwide theatrical tour of the film, buying out all of the seats in

15 cities, so that people could attend a premiere of the film for free. 

Below are the opening cities and

dates for "ATB 3."

September 30 – Washington, DC

October 1 – Columbia, SC

October 2 – Charleston, SC

October 10 – NY Premiere (1 week booking)

October 18 – Los Angeles (1 week booking)

October 20 – Dallas, TX

October 22 – Houston, TX

November 3 – San Francisco, CA

November 4 – Portland, OR

November 6 – Seattle, WA

November 10 – Boston, MA

November 12 – Philadelphia, PA

November 17 – Atlanta, GA

November 19 – Miami, FL

December 9 – Sweden

Here’s the trailer:

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