His case has drawn national scrutiny, but North Carolina's controversial law isn't unique. States require people convicted of various sex-related offenses to publicly register as sex offenders. They don't always make exceptions for kids, even if their cases are adjudicated in juvenile court. Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, said that youth are unlikely to get in trouble for possessing nude selfies. Possessing a nude photo of yourself does not really fit that definition or concern ," she told The Huffington Post. Marina Medvin, a criminal defense lawyer in Virginia -- which does not carve out exemptions for youth -- sees this as a free speech issue, she said.
It involves crafting a storyline that's straightforward enough to engage younger viewers yet sufficiently sophisticated that it keeps the attention of the parents and older siblings who accompany them. This peculiar alchemy eludes the filmmakers behind The Kid Who Would Be King, a fantasy-adventure inspired by Arthurian legends that, although perfectly entertaining for children in the age bracket, may be a bore and a chore for adults. It skims along the surface, always taking the obvious path, never courting interesting possibilities, and trumpeting trite messages about friendship, truth, and belief in self. Those ideas are laudable but good movies find ways to integrate them into the subtext rather than having characters make speeches about them.
Comment Email Copy Link Copied Hollywood has a long history of putting young actresses in scenes that are mature or "beyond their years. It happens with boys, too, but much less frequently. Many times, these little girls and teens are used for purposes of titilation. Since men statistically write and direct the lion's share of movies, the way they view young actresses says a lot -- and sometimes, what it says isn't all that great. What follows are fifteen egregious examples of actresses who were too young -- physically, and probably emotionally -- to perform the scenes they were in.