The idea for "Cafeteria" was actually developed during the making of "Locker." In preparation for shooting "Locker," the director talked with some of the spot's young actors. The young women said that they also had experienced bullying, but unlike with boys, who tend to be more physically aggressive, girls are more verbally aggressive. The staff and directors learned from recent research, as well as talking to young people, that often a person doesn't need a "reason" to be targeted by bullies - it seems that simply being new is "reason" enough!
MUSIC: Every day is so wonderful. Then suddenly, it's hard to breathe
MUSIC: Now and then, I get insecure
MUSIC: From all the pain, I'm so ashamed ?NEW GIRL: Would it be OK if I sat here?
MUSIC: I am beautiful. No matter what they say
MUSIC: Words can't bring me down ?POPULAR GIRL #1: Is she serious?
POPULAR GIRL #2: Whatever!
POPULAR GIRL #3: New girl!
MUSIC: I am beautiful
MUSIC: In every single way. Words can't bring me down, oh no ?ANNCR: Reaching out Pass it on. A Message from The Foundation for a Better Life
MUSIC: Dont you bring me down today.
SUPER: The Foundation for a Better Life
Reaching Out. Pass It On!