The Women Tell All About Real Beauty

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The Women Tell All About Real Beauty
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To follow-up on last week’s blog topic about Diane English’s new film, The Women, you might want to check out a fascinating behind-the-scenes mini documentary put out by Dove.  The Dove advertising campaigns in the past have proven to be unique and forward thinking when it comes to women.  By straying from the typical young stick-thin model image in their posters and commercials they challenge the viewer to redefine real beauty while posing the idea that real beauty comes from within.

 

It seems fitting Dove would team up with Diane English’s The Women since the film deals with many issues women face like body image and self-esteem.  A young 16-year-old woman by the name of Cammy Nelson is the center of the mini-documentary.  She is interested in becoming a professional journalist, so Diane English invited her to the set of The Women to do interviews with the female cast and predominately female crew as well as see what a typical day on a movie set is like.

 

Cammy Nelson discussed how she was able to see the movie star transformation first-hand every day which made her realize the amount of work that goes into making these women camera ready.  Every star sits in the makeup chair for hours before they are seen by cameras.  Knowing the reality of the situation is a must for teens who don’t realize how models in magazines are airbrushed and actresses are wearing layers upon layers of make-up to make them look the way they do.

 

Throughout the short film, Nelson asks various cast members to describe their idea of real beauty.  Their answers are surprising to Nelson at first as she thought they would describe the very thin “perfect” looking women she sees plastered on magazine covers every day.  Annette Benning describes real beauty as having a good sense of humor while Jada Pinkett Smith described it as feeling good about yourself.  Though each actress had a different definition, it was clear they feel that real beauty comes from within. 

 

To check out Dove’s mini-documentary you can visit http://www.dove.us/#/thewomen/videos_wbw.aspx/ .

 

What do you think of the behind-the-scenes mini-documentary of The Women put out by Dove?

 

Do you think Dove is on the right track with their “Real Beauty” campaigns?

 

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  • daynalove By daynalove
    06.19.09  

    I love the campaigns they are a wonderful and inspiring. It is a step in the right direction for inner beauty and how we percieve beauty

  • pjhebert By pjhebert
    03.23.09  

    One of the networth had a show called Real Beauty . It measures more than outer beauty it measures inter beaty.. It was fun to watch. Beauty does come from within. And Dove is a great product.

  • hairs2u By hairs2u
    10.14.08  

    People need to know beauty comes in all sizes. Stop looking at just the out side. Beauty comes from within. And everyone needs to be clean!!

  • PattyDrink By PattyDrink
    10.11.08  

    I wish this was around when I was young!!!

  • meowmix By meowmix
    10.06.08  

    Not only is this a great program, but Dove is a wonderful product. I have sensitive skin, and it is the ONLY product non rx that I can use. I work at a hospital, and can say for certain that doctors really do recommend Dove to people with sensitive skin!

  • lhobbit By lhobbit
    10.03.08  

    Inner beauty is what it's all about. It's a shame some people never see that.

  • tripletsnthree By tripletsnthree
    10.03.08  

    This is a beautiful message they are suggesting here. And the women are still half naked in the picture above. I havn't seen the movie and it may be wonderful. Reality is that fat or thin our attitudes and perceptions are different from one to the next. Fat women are beautiful thin women are beautiful, obviously the looks will fade in time, weight can be gained and lost. It takes life to season most of us before we recognize that what makes us genuine and loving comes from deep within and it can never be displayed on a poster. Sadly our children are the most negatively impacted by all of this "sex sales" and "fasion fanatics". I think this a step in the right direction.

  • am_i_lost By am_i_lost
    09.28.08  

    That was wonderful!!! I have always thought that some of the most beautiful women are that way because of who they are on the inside & not just what they look like. In this day and age of "everything has to be perfect, or you go to the surgen to fix it"! The young girls need to know that it's ok to be who and what they are. Wonderful, wonderful campaign!!!!!

  • shopalexscloset By shopalexscloset
    09.26.08  

    I love the Dove campaign.... It is amazing and empowering in this society. Beauty really is from within and I hope that more and more young girls come to realize that !!!!!

  • MyEmptyCanvas By MyEmptyCanvas
    09.26.08  

    Lovely thing Dove is doing with this campaign.. :)

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