Teenagers in America number more than 30 million and command over 150 billion dollars in disposable income. They are exposed to over 3000 advertising messages in an average day. In contrast to adults, teenagers respond to whatever is "cool", as determined by the trend-setters of the moment. This documentary examines how businesses seek the ever-elusive "cool" and use it to sell products to teens. Alas, once corporations find cool, it soon ceases to be so; this means marketers are forever searching for new products and strategies to capture the attention of their target audience. This documentary also looks at how real life and TV life are blurring together, acting like a feedback loop to push popular teen culture towards more violent and sexual behaviors. Written by
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A lot of people seem to sense anger coming off juggalos, 'cause there's a lot of middle finger stuff... I mean, who's the middle finger to?
The middle finger is to everybody who doesn't understand what we're doing. It's to the world.
To the mainstream.
People who don't understand, people like these people who drive by honking their horns, drive by laughing at us. We don't care. That's who the middle fingers and the "fuck yous" are for.
Fuck, I mean, to hell with society, you know. I mean, we ...
Video Killed the Radio Star
Written by Geoff Downes
, Trevor Horn
and Bruce Woolley
Performed by The Buggles See more