Girls: Moving Beyond Myth

Susan Macmillian's compelling documentary explores the tensions between our most cherished myths of girlhood and the difficult life choices girls face in the real world. The film gives special attention to how girls have been forced to navigate changing expectations in the wake of the women's movement on the one hand, and a commercial culture that trades increasingly in the sexualization of young girls on the other. Along the way, it weaves the voices of a diverse group of girls with analysis from leading experts and researchers in the field, including Lynn Phillips, author of Flirting with Danger; Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Director of the Body Project; and Deborah Tolman, author of Dilemmas of Desire.