The sexualization of our youth

Darryl Roberts

Lesley Kubistal

Kahil El'Zabar




Darryl Roberts, President of Sensory Overload Entertainment, is an established writer, producer, and director. He is celebrated in the U.S. and internationally for How U Like Me Now, the highly acclaimed independent film about relationships in the 90′s. Mr. Roberts also amassed experience in the radio and television industry. He began his career as an on-air personality for radio station WKKC-FM, in Chicago. He used his earnings as a salesman at Seagram’s wine division to produce his own local cable television program entitled Backstage with Darryl Roberts. Then Roberts joined WMAQ-TV’s Sunday morning news program as host of Hollywood Hype, an insider’s look at the entertainment industry. His segment rapidly gained a strong following and was rated among the top entertainment features in Chicago. Mr. Roberts also directed some of Europe’s hottest commercials and music videos. Most notable of the bunch was the music video for Gloria Gaynor’s European comeback titled I Never Knew.

Lesley Kubistal, the editor of America the Beautiful 3: Sexualization of Our Youth, is a television and documentary film editor with a decade of experience in narrative-driven projects that range from reality docudramas to feature-length documentaries. She’s also edited an Emmy-nominated series for The National Geographic Channel, improvisational comedy episodes for NBC, and award-winning segments and series for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Lesley prides herself on the ability to collaborate and work well with all personalities, identify compelling characters, and tell stories in a visually imaginative way.

Dr.Kahil El'Zabar is considered one of the most prolific music innovators of his generation. He has worked with a myriad of legendary artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderly, Pharoah Sanders, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Nina Simone, Eddie Harris, Lester Bowie, David Murray, Archie Shepp, Nona Hendryx, Kurt Elling, Ntozake Shange,Roy Ayers,Neneh Cherry, as well as recorded with famous rock bands like Sonia Dada and Poi Dog Pondering. He is also the leader of several award winning bands. He founded the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in 1973, the Ritual Trio in 83, Infinity Orchestra in 85, JUBA Collective in 2002, the Kahil El Zabar Quartet in 2007, and the Ethnics feat: Nona Hendryx in 2010. He has also recorded more than 50 recordings under his name and has also appeared on dozens of other well known artists projects.

The People Behind America the Beautiful 3

About Us


America the Beautiful is a three-part documentary series by acclaimed director Darryl Roberts that keenly explores our country’s obsession with beauty, thinness, and the increasing sexualization of our youth.



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