Jem understood me in ways that other dolls never did. She was sparkly, pink, and pretty — and she totally beat the shit out of my Barbie dolls in a bitchy dominatrix way. I imbued her with more of a Misfits spirit (Jem’s rival band), because I thought they were a cooler group — the bad girls always had more fun. The TV series occupied that space in my life right before I left for school in the morning — which I dreaded, because I was painfully shy and felt completely out of place. Some girls fantasized about getting married and having babies with Barbie’s boyfriend Ken. I watched Jem and fantasized about living in a swank pad and being a rock star with lots of boyfriends.
I haven’t watched the show since I was a kid, but Shout Factory is releasing the complete series on DVD October 11. Jem fans like myself should be tickled pink, because the distributor always does a bang-up job on their disc sets. Check out the full details below. The set is available for pre-order now on Shout Factory’s website.
“On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., will release the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! 11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut ofJEM and The Holograms: Season One in a 4-DVD box set.”