• Jawline
  • Liza Mandelup
  • Spojené státy
  • 2019
  • 58 min.
  • titulky
  • 14—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. To become aware of the obstacles and effort needed to achieve life goals
  2. To learn what stands behind the success of famous influencers
  3. To become aware of the advantages and disadvantages of being famous

Austyn wants to break out of his monotonous life in a small town in the USA and break through on social networks. His fan base consists mainly of girls on the verge of puberty. For many of them, boys like Austyn are virtual versions of what they don’t have in the real world: friends, family, and soulmates. The documentary gently touches both on the world of teenagers and behind the scenes of a business that makes money from it – for example, the Los Angeles manager Michael, whose task is to transform the potential of other young people like Austyn into a business product. The story of the ingenuous effort to pursue one’s dream serves as a testimony to the various aspects of adolescence in the age of internet profiles.

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Recommended age group

14—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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Becoming a Famous Influencer

Activity / B1+ / 45 min

Students will: 

  • Learn phrases on how to express an opinion in English
  • Learn idioms related to social media and influencing 
  • Think about the pros and cons of becoming famous

Questions and Answers

Informational texts

  • Who is an influencer? What does he do?
  • How do influencers make money?
  • Who else can profit from an influencer's popularity? 

UPDATED: How to reflect on emotions after the film screening

Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

What happened to Austyn Tester after Jawline was filmed

Article: What happened to Austyn Tester after Jawline was filmed.


What does the word mean?

The Costs of Trying—and Failing—to Be a Teen Influencer

Interview with the director - Liza Mandelup.

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