4 Nov '14

News I can never get that photo back: play for teens explores explicit images

The story of Amanda Todd, who at 15 killed herself after being blackmailed and harassed online, is evoked in Girls Like That at Londons Unicorn theatreOn YouTube, Amanda Todd holds flash cards up to a webcam, detailing how, at 14, she was blackmailed into exposing her breasts online. A screengrab of that moment then followed her from school to school, and, eventually, all the way to suicide. One card says it all: I can never get that photo back.Two years after Todds death, her story has inspired a new play, Girls Like That, which opens this week at the Unicorn, a theatre for young audiences. In the play, a co-production between the Unicorn and Synergy Theatre Project, a girl called Scarlett, who is much the same age as Todd, finds a candid cameraphone image of her being shared among her schoolmates. Scarlett the Harlot, they call her. Continue reading...

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