I work in a child care that happens to own two Bratz Dolls and one Bratz movie. I have had to play with these absouletly horrifying dolls with girls as young as 4 years old. I have also seen the movie on numerous occasions. What makes this so horrifying? The dolls are caked with make up, unnaturally skinny, topped off with thick, lucious hair that is dyed and pimped. Not to mention the dolls attire. One doll has a clear thong and a mini skirt. The other doll has tight low-cut pants and a bikini top. The movie? Not much better. The girls don't focus on anything but boys, make up, and shopping. Everything revolves around apperances and pleasing boys with it. When school is mentioned it is usually in the context of the girls touching up their make up in their locker mirrors. Most of the focus is on being "divas" and "fasionistas". They have late night sleepover gossiping about people, clothes, and boys. This is horrendous. I can't believe such a negative portrayal of being a teenager is being marketed to young girls! Now I'm neither a staunch feminist nor am I one of those crazy mothers who resticts toys left and right. I love and have loved Barbie as much as the next girl. At least Barbie is a doctor, vet, teacher, nurse and God knows what else. Even though Barbie has make up, it is not caked on in layers. At least Barbie does not wear a thong! I think the Bratz Dolls took it 100 steps too far.