Is Hollywood Making Young Girls Too Sexy, Too Soon?

by Zach Seemayer 10:50 PM PDT, October 09, 2014
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At what age is it appropriate for a female to start looking sexy?  With movies, television and music videos consistently showcasing sexual imagery, some have raised the question of whether women, especially young girls, are being over-sexualized in the media.

ET spoke with actress Geena Davis, the head of the Institute On Gender In Media, an organization looking to advocate for the creation of stronger female roles on television programs.

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Davis touched on the negative impact sexualized imagery has had on the self-esteem and self-worth of young girls, and the detrimental impact it's can have on the way young boys view women as they grow up.

Davis said, "If we can change what they see from the beginning, it will impact how they feel about women and girls later, and how girls feel about themselves."

Filmmaker Darryl Roberts -- creator of a new documentary on over sexualization in the media called America The Beautiful 3 -- also sat down with ET and pointed out a number of celebrities who he thinks are contributing to the phenomenon. Roberts calls out Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez for their sexuality. 

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"These celebrities and the sexualized messages that they are exuding through the media, is outrageous," Roberts said.

He added, "When [kids] see Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian do a sex tape, and get famous, that breeds a culture where [they think], 'All I have to do is use my body and I can make money. I could get famous.'"

Do you agree?