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Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen (2001)

Documentary about the subculture of child beauty pageants (usually restricted to girls no older than 5), showing the lengths to which some parents will go to ensure that their children win these pageants...

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Shari Cookson

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Shari Cookson
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Swan Brooner Swan Brooner ... Self
Robin Browne Robin Browne ... Self (swan's mother)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leslie Butler Leslie Butler ... Self
Michael Butler Michael Butler ... Self
Shane King Shane King ... Self
Craig Scime Craig Scime ... Self - Host
Tim Whitmer Tim Whitmer ... Self
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Documentary about the subculture of child beauty pageants (usually restricted to girls no older than 5), showing the lengths to which some parents will go to ensure that their children win these pageants...

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Swan Brooner: singing: Someday, I'll be Miss America. And that will be the happiest day of my life. Someday, when they sing there she is, they'll put the crown on me. And then I'll make a long speech on TV. Oh, someday, when I am Miss America, I'll tell the world to make things start when your young. And what fun, it's gonna be, when Regis sings his song to me. Oh, someday. I bet you someday. I'll be singing, I'll be Miss America!
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Referenced in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Own Little Corner
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Swan Brooner
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Like watching a car wreck at slow speed
14 February 2002 | by sorileySee all my reviews

Impossible to take your eyes off this insane documentary. There is no voice-over, the subjects speak for themselves. The subject matter is so over the top that it is almost hard to believe that it is real. You couldn't make up characters this over-the-top. An amazing, unblinking look at the insular world of children's beauty pagents, 90% of the world will find it utterly repulsive, 5% will think it's adorable. Do not miss it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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