AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3 is the new documentary that looks at sex in the media and how children are being sexualized at an earlier age through mainstream entertainment and pornography. Advertising and the pressure to look like models, plus the ways that kids’ ideas of intimacy are being reshaped by easy access to pornography is explored with director Darryl Roberts, and we look at the trailer for his thought provoking new documentary in this episode of Media Mayhem, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
Darryl Roberts, President of Sensory Overload Entertainment, is an established writer, producer, and director. He is celebrated in the U.S. and internationally for How U Like Me Now, the highly acclaimed independent film about relationships in the 90′s. Mr. Roberts also amassed experience in the radio and television industry. He began his career as an on-air personality for radio station WKKC-FM, in Chicago. He used his earnings as a salesman at Seagram’s wine division to produce his own local cable television program entitled Backstage with Darryl Roberts. Then Roberts joined WMAQ-TV’s Sunday morning news program as host of Hollywood Hype, an insider’s look at the entertainment industry. His segment rapidly gained a strong following and was rated among the top entertainment features in Chicago. Mr. Roberts also directed some of Europe’s hottest commercials and music videos. Most notable of the bunch was the music video for Gloria Gaynor’s European comeback titled I Never Knew.