Although there is comedy and slapstick aplenty much of it is spot on.
I am close to someone who had a successful modeling career at the top, doing runway and print work in Paris and Tokyo.
I learned from her and her circle of model-friends, the ten commandments of modeling many of which are addressed in this film: You gotta be real young 16 is good 18-19 is middle aged When you turn thirty it's over You know you are nearing thirty when they want to cast you as a "young mom" The standard contract says dress down to a g string Count on doing a lot of walking around naked Count on having sex with a lot of very scummy guys to get from A to B Learn to purge, do drugs and smoke on demand so you won't be hungry Learn to starve and eat literally nothing for extended periods Light headed delirium is a way of life.
Models coming to the set nearly dead and/or overdosed is day to day.
You will be treated like an object in the most revolting ways, by EVERYONE.
If you were to die on the set, many of the things that happened in this movie could actually happen and I would bet that at some time they actually did happen(til the end of the shoot anyway). I wounder who the lucky girl was.
Think of all the dead stars that have better careers and management today than when they were alive.
This film speaks the deadly truth and manages to be hilarious at the same time.
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