Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In 1986 Hasbro released a Rock and Roll video fashion doll line called JEM. JEM was really Jerrica disguise by a hologram. JEM was the lead singer of JEM and the Holograms; the Holograms included Jerrica's sister Kimber, and foster sisters Aja and Shana. JEM and the Holograms competed against the Misfits (Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer) and Eric Raymond for control of Starlight Music -- the studio Jerrica and Kimber's father created. This story line was revealed in Truly Outrageous! the movie, which was release in 1985, and seen in fifteen seven minute segments on Sunbow's Super Sunday/Super Saturday. These became five episodes in the JEM animated series, in 1986.

I love JEM. She is by far the original pinked haired glitter loving rock star scene girl. She's not real, but we have some people today that copy her look. She made the star symbol shine brighter, she made the tutu dress become stylish, she made the giant bow what it is today.There's even some rumors floating around, that there will be a movie on JEM. Since there was a success with G.I Joe and Transformers there are talks about making JEM into a movie..WHOA..i would love to work with the styling department on that one. So when you see girls rocking the tutu, glitter, stars, big bows etc, they are clearly inspired by JEM. Why wouldn't they be? Jem is truly outrageous!

1 comment:

The Accessory Lady said...

"Jeeeem is truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous!" They just don't make animation like that anymore. It was such a fun cartoon. I actually watched it again recently and it holds up even after all this time! :-)