I Am a Jem Girl!

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Me and my friends are Jem girls
Jem, Jem is my name
Exciting adventure
Fashion and fame
Once you’re a Jem girl
You’re never the same

C’mon, c’mon and be a Jem girl
Jem, Jem is my name

Jem Opening Theme (variant 1), lyrics by Barry Harman

Yeah, lol, I do call myself after that Jem. I passed through the Eighties, like most of us did, and I loved Jem and the Holograms, though I didn’t collect any of the dolls. Looking back on the show, and the music — well, it was definitely written for the young girls back then, and the writing standards for children were definitely lower.  (The show was produced by a toy manufacturer, after all; it was meant to be quick entertainment and sell the dolls.  Art was of third importance, if that much.)  But it wasn’t all terrible, and a few of the shows did deal with important stuff.  The episode with the one foster girl who felt alone and isolated was, like all the shows, on the melodramatic side, and yet still managed to talk about subjects of concern to young, vulnerable girls.  Maybe even some boys, too; there were a lot of boys who were secret Jem watchers, lol.  Of the four Holograms, Kimber was probably the one closest to the age we were, though she was still closer to 16, I’d guess.  Jem, Aja, Shana, and (later) Raya were older, maybe 18-20, but still close enough to watchers’ ages that we could relate to them as sisters and maybe surrogate parents of a kind.

And the clothes!  Just like the rest of the show, the quality of the artwork and design was variable, but Jem’s outfits were often, well, outrageous, at least by Eighties standards!  I still remember some of those costumes — and that bubblegum-pink hair!!!

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 (Bento)
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 3.5
  • Skin: Akeruka Tone #5
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Passion (S))
  • Hair: Lamu Fashion Jem hair (purchased separately from dress package)
  • Attachments: SLink Avatar Enhancement hands and feet
  • Dress, shoes, jewelry and makeup: Lamu Fashion Jem package

Photographed at I Still Love The 80’s 2.0 club (Black Frost region)

Thanks to Lolita Paragorn

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