Friday, October 26, 2007

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is a successful series of books, and I'll admit I've read them. Recently, the author published what I believe will be the last book in this particular part of the series. It has become a television show as well. The show does a decent job of recreating the books, but the casting leaves something to be desired. In particular, one character, Jenny, is represented as a curvy young girl who has a lot to learn about life. In the show, she is stick thin and blonde yet does a good job of representing the naive young girl climbing the social ranks. I guess this is just another case of the media promoting the image of the young, hot, and most importantly thin girl.

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