From: Soren Bowie
To: [ADDRESS REMOVED]
Subject: Bratz Christmas Ideas
First off, I want to quickly say that you are beacon of light in a storm of pre-teen darkness. The characters you have created with the Bratz brand are beautiful, sassy, and ethnically inclusive. Thank you for providing young women everywhere with a foundation of open-mindedness, ambition and, if I may say so, some really top-notch fashion.
You've done a tremendous job of capturing the essence of real girlfriends as they exist in playgrounds and tree houses across America: Cloe is playful, aloof and flirty, Jade is hard working and passionate, Yasmin is shy but earnest, and Sasha is black.
Cloe in particular, is my favorite of all because I identify with her the most. She loves her friends, but she certainly won't put up with their drama most of the time, will she? No. No she won't. That's why she's the best.
There is only one part of the social dynamic you replicated that confuses me. As far as I understand it, every group of attractive girls includes one fat friend. Am I wrong? Where is that girl? I'd hate for an entire demographic to feel disenfranchised or forgotten because there is no corresponding Brat(z). She is, after all, the glue to the group, or at the very least the anchor.
I am giving this idea to you with plenty of time before the holidays to institute it. If you don't mind breaking up the symmetry of the team, then I want to suggest adding a fifth character, Deb. Only moderately obese, she would still seem pretty attractive without the context of the other girls (if you squint and if she's wearing her apron). Oh, by the way, she is an aspiring chef! Great, right? That's yours to use, no charge. Deb would be the affectionate and understanding friend that the other girls could go to with problems because she knows how to listen. Also, she bakes pies a lot which seems great but something always goes wrong. She's just a kid and she's learning! That reminds me, you can give her down syndrome instead if you're looking for ways to justify the enormous head.
Please write me back and let me know what the next steps are for introducing Deb.