Young Girl Teen Tickled
Those were soaring times! As Features Editor for the flourishing Madison Avenue fashion magazine, Seventeen, there were no limits. The "teen" had become a trendy new concept, a glamorous designation meant to introduce a bunch of American kids just growing up into the fashion world, those post-war offspring who'd until then been virtually ignored by the hungry advertising media! They were newly pubescent girls, who, if they'd been seen before this at all, had been thought of only as "awkward-age" adolescents. Now, here they were, and headed for stardom!
young girl teen tickled
Yet, even today, the tale is worth the telling, given that ours was that recently-founded, much-touted magazine, the only one especially for emerging young women! All alone it championed teenage girls. Moreover, it was one staffed by career women almost exclusively. And were they not the very women actively pursuing those early battles in our long fight for such equality?
Certainly, campus life flourished about us, proceeding as ever with schedules, exam periods and then extended breaks, along with those periodic house-parties at the Fraternities. The smoke-filled rooms, amply-stocked with quantities of alcohol, together with the visiting girlfriends imported from the neighboring women's colleges made the Campus hum with young life.
'LOVE DON'T COST A THING' --In this remake of 1987's "Can't Buy Me Love," Nick Cannon plays a social outcast who pays a popular cheerleader (Christina Milian) to be his girlfriend. Michael Swerdlick penned both incarnations of this teen comedy and changed the focus from white teen life to black teen life. This teen romance balances sassy and sweet. See review page 21. PG-13 (sexual content and sexual humor). 1:41. ** 1/2
'SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE' -- Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton disprove the rusty old saw that in movies only the young can be sexy. Nicholson plays a record executive who's dating a much younger girl (Amanda Peet). The two plan to spend a weekend at her family's beach house, but problems arise when her mother (Keaton) unexpectedly shows up. Nicholson's character suffers a heart attack and is forced to recuperate for a few weeks at the beach house, where he is eventually left alone with the mom. The film doesn't always sizzle, but its stars do. With Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Paul Michael Glaser. See review page 20. PG-13 (sexual content, brief nudity and strong language). 2:04. *** 041b061a72