UGLYDOLLS will be in theaters this Friday, May 3rd.
What to Do When You Are Called Ugly
If I were to believe my daddy, and I do, I am not ugly. But if I listen to the other kids in my after school Chinese school … well, then, I am not too sure.
The kids in my after school make fun of me because of the way I look.
I don’t have pimples or a 3rd eye or one leg longer than the other or a tail or anything like that. But I do wear my school uniform to the Chinese after school. My classmates in the after school go to public school and are permitted to wear whatever they choose each day. I go to a small private Christian school, which by the way I love. At our Christian school we wear uniforms. I go to Chinese school directly after my regular school day in my uniform. The kids at Chinese school make fun of me.
What Daddy Says When People Make Fun of Me
My daddy told me, “Don’t mind what they say. They can clearly see what you stand for.”
I know that my uniform is not who I am. But it shows clearly where I go to school and by association what I care about – my faith and my education … in that order. They may call my uniform ‘ugly’ but I just don’t care. Standing for something is more important to me than being pushed around by the opinion of others.
What UGLYDOLLS Says about Being Different
I am curious to know what happens in UGLYDOLLS. My daddy and I love movies and the inspiration they can give. I think that maybe we can find some encouragement in UGLYDOLLS.
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.