Announcing PINK ATTITUDE, a documentary featuring Rebecca Hains

© Cie des phares et balisesThis spring, I was interviewed for a great new documentary called Pink Attitude: Princesses, Pop Stars, and Girl Power. The documentary will debut this Saturday, October 4 in France on ARTE, the European culture and public service television network.

The film’s structure is organized around the producer’s interview with me about my research on princess culture and girl power. Here’s the official description:

Cheerful, bubbly and colorful, the Girlie-Girl Culture is an unavoidable phenomenon of our western societies. This ambiguous and popular culture-both angelic and demoniac constantly oscillates between two extreme images of women: the little girl and the temptress, the ingénue and the predator.

How has the Girlie-Girl Culture managed to conquer the world, to shape and impose guidelines to a new feminine identity? Which cultural codes lurk behind the glitter and pink veneer of the Pink Attitude-codes that guide the majority of today’s girls from cradle to adulthood? Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Barbie dolls and Bratz dolls; Hello Kitty; pop icons Katy Perry, Rihanna or Miley Cyrus and their sugar-candy sexy videos clips; TV shows and romantic comedies; women’s magazines and nail salons blooming on every street corner…

Welcome to the land of Girly-Girl Culture.



  • To view a 2-minute English-language teaser for the documentary, visit YouTube.
  • To view a 2-minute French-language teaser for the documentary, visit DailyMotion.


Photos ©Cie Phares et Balise.


Rebecca Hains is a media studies professor at Salem State University. Her book, The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls Through the Princess-Obsessed Years, is available from retailers including Amazon.

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3 Comments on “Announcing PINK ATTITUDE, a documentary featuring Rebecca Hains

  1. I was told about this documentary and would love to see it. Where can I find it?

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