Midwest version - influences

In this segment of The Choice Game™ we see several young people who have received summer internships at an advertising company. There are 24 scenes, 10 choices to be made, and 50 backstories.

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"Influences" examines the effects of the media, peer pressure and substances on youths. This segment helps to prepare young people for our complex world of double standards.

Track 9:   (Ashley has an Internship at Global Media.) (“Sex Sells” philosophy discussed, an opportunity is presented.)

Jerry:  Great job.

Ashley:  I’m learning a lot. 

Jerry:  You must be doing some serious editing at home on your computer.

Ashley:  Yup.

Jerry:  That’s why I decided to let you sit in on our meeting today with Mr. Avery.

Ashley:  Really?

Jerry:  He’s looking for an attractive and sexy take on his new music video. and he asked if You’d audition for one of the parts.

Ashley:  Cool.

Jerry:  Remember our “sex sells” philosophy. So, are you interested?

Ashley:  Sure... thanks, Jerry.

Track 10:  (Ashley meets her friend Sally in the hallway near the Ladies Room.) (“Sex Sells” philosophy discussed, The Media, High-risk behaviors..)

Sally:   Hey, Ashley, how ya doing?

Ashley:  Good! I’m going to see a client.  Can you believe he asked me to audition?  And have you SEEN Mr. Avery

Sally:   No.

Ashley:   He’s hot!

Sally:  You’re doing better than I am. I just spent more time with my mom then I wanted too.

Ashley:  Why?

Sally:  I learned more about how media companies use sex to sell products to make money even if the product’s bad for you.

Ashley:  Tell me about it!  I’m learning how powerful advertising is.

Sally:  Right!

Ashley:  If I ever hear “Sex Sells” again - I’ll scream.

Sally:  That’s all like all these people think about ‘round here.

Ashley:  Yah.

Sally:   Do you remember Mrs. Jacobs in Health Class talking about “high Risk Behaviors”?

Ashley:  No.

Sally:  She called smoking and drinking “High Risk Behaviors” ‘cause they lead to other riskier behaviors.

Ashley:  Like?

Sally:  Like drinking ‘n driving, sex and maybe even drugs.

Ashley:  Wonder what would happen if these people met Mrs. Jacobs?

Sally:  They wouldn’t listen to her.  They need to make their money.

Ashley:  Have you seen Rick, I heard he started here last week?

Sally:  No, but I’m sure one of us will eventually.

Ashley:  I guess we better get back or we’ll loose our Internships.

Sally:  Okay... but sometimes I wish I never got mine.

 

Sally and Ashley were lucky enough to get a summer Internships at Global Media.  Ashley’s boss is Jerry and she’s working in the Editing Department.  Sally is in the Marketing Department – the same department her Mom works in.

Listen to "Introduction by Narrator" (Track 1)
 

Rick is also at Global for the summer, he is also in the Marketing Department and learning advertising.

Sally & Regana

Peer pressure can be positive or negative.  Ashley tries to help Sally with some friendly advice about talking to her Mom.

Regana & TJ having pizza Rick is sitting in on a Advertising meeting with Jerry and a client.  He is asked his opinion on how they can attract the youth market.

Listen to "Rick attends an advertising meeting" (Track 8) 

Regana and Mom

Sally attends a meeting with her Mom and now understands how some companies target their ads directly at the youth market.

Ashley is learning about editing and in a conversation with her boss Jerry she is asked if she would like to audition for a music video for Mr. Avery.Regana and Dad

 

Listen to "Ashley & Sally meet in the hall" (Track 6)