Trailer: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret — We Must, We Must!
Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, was owned and carried around proudly, by practically every young girl in the 70’s, and now the movie is out, and it’s getting amazing reviews! (See trailer below)
Millions of us identified with Judy Blume’s story of a sixth-grade girl facing adolescence—the changes, the anxiety, and the uncertainty. All issues that kids are still dealing with today, and will forever be dealing with. Because the teen years are so damn difficult!
Besides those universal concerns all kids have, the book was actually very controversial for its portrait of girlhood, including a very honest depiction of menstruation, training bras (I couldn’t wait to get my first one! Then I got it – and I HATED it!), secret clubs, and first kisses.
If that wasn’t enough, Judy Blume also wove the story together with Margaret’s questions about faith. Girls all over the world saw themselves in Margaret, The book was candid, and oh, so real! It was many a young girls explanation of all “those things.” It was our first “Sex and the City!”
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret has now wound up on many censored lists in schools around the United States – how can this be???? It was a book that helped young women – and young men – learn about life, and prepare for what is ahead.
It’s ideal timing that the movie version of the bestseller has finally arrived after more than a half-century, if only to give young people access to a story that just might ease their precarious journey into the teen years a little more bearable!
It has a great cast: Newcomer Abby Ryder Fortson, plays Margaret, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates – who you already know will be great!
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is in theaters now. Take a look at the trailer, and I guarantee you’re all 13 years old again! “We must, we must, we must increase our…”