IMDb > Girl Model (2011)
Girl Model
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Girl Model (2011) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Girl Model -- A documentary on the modeling industry's "supply chain" between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.
Girl Model -- Trailer for Girl Model

Overview

User Rating:
6.5/10   1,516 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 21% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Girl Model on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 February 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Plot:
A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Priceless and petrifying at the same time. See more (7 total) »

Cast

 

Ashley Arbaugh ... Herself
Rachel Blais ... Herself
Tigran Khachatrian ... Himself
Nadya Vall ... Herself

Directed by
David Redmon 
Ashley Sabin 
 
Produced by
Marcy Garriott .... consulting producer
Robert Garriott .... consulting producer
David Redmon .... producer
Ashley Sabin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matthew Dougherty 
Eric Taxier 
 
Cinematography by
David Redmon 
Ashley Sabin 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Canant 
Darius Marder 
David Redmon 
Ashley Sabin 
 
Sound Department
Tom Hammond .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... colorist
 
Thanks
Natalie Difford .... thanks
Philipp Engelhorn .... thanks
Leah Giblin .... thanks
Adella Ladjevardi .... thanks
 

DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
78 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Certification:
Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) | Netherlands:9 | Singapore:PG | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
52 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Priceless and petrifying at the same time., 9 March 2012
Author: The Backseat Director from United Kingdom

Former model and now jaded scout (read: human trafficker), Ashley Arbaugh, reveals the ugly truth that there is no glamour in modeling.

With incredibly questionable morals on display from just about everyone, from the 13 year old Siberian child's mother pushing her daughter into modelling (read: slavery), through to the curious agency owner who knows that there is no money to be made on these girls who stay in Japan for three weeks only to return home with $2k worth of debt for the family (along with a nice mentally scarred teenager).

Ashley, the soulless globetrotting star of this film, is self-indulgent beyond belief in her self- pity, which, if you try really hard to push past her shocking, confronting can-I-slap-her exterior, you might just see a a raw and damaged woman. A template that you can easily imagine these 13 year old girls are now going to grow into themselves.

Yet another awesome example of documentary kicking fiction's butt in the creation of monstrous characters, and nothing says this better than the agent (read: child catcher) that enthusiastically talks about bringing happiness and wealth to all of the girls and their families, and how this mantra of helping others must exist because he had been a bad man in a previous life. Classic.

Watch out for one of cinema's most uncomfortable scenes when Ashley drops in to say hello to the two models in their rather compact apartment (or shall we say 'cell').

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Girl Model (2011)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
LOL@ Tigran's smear campaign against the director TheSheikhofChic
Why such a big Japanese market for pedo fare? TheSheikhofChic
The hypersexualization of girls: blog from the movie website TheSheikhofChic
The casting/cattle call scootercandy
Scarier than a horror film angelsecret197
the modeling scout was the most disturbing part of all of this violet_in_wonderland
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Pillow Book Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Crying Freeman Somebody Told Me About Carla Bruni Behind Forgotten Eyes
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.