We’ve all heard of them. Perhaps they have even come to your door. Adolescents selling magazines. What is an annoyance to you is a life of degradation to them. Tempted and tricked into a false promise of glamour, the actual violence and exploitation teens across America face in the world of cross country magazine sales today is the sad and cruel end of a once hopeful dream.
In the epic traditions of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, Mag Crew unflinchingly depicts one day in the life of Levi, Ethan and Addison, three high school drop- outs tricked into following their rainbow in hopes of travel, luxury and a secure paying job in the world of door to door magazine sales.
Shortly after signing up, these three along with countless others in the crew are faced with a harsher reality than expected. Their boss’ mantra for the first day of the job: “my crew sells magazines. Those kids didn’t, and if you don’t you get your face sanded off on the concrete. Remember that.”
Mag Crew delves into a reality we could only wish was fiction. Rather than shy away from the heartbreaking truth, Mag Crew embraces it in a stunningly horrific exposé of the real lives of teens selling magazines door to door.
Slaves To The Sale