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Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image (2017)

Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for our current body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age.


Jenny McQuaile


Jenny McQuaile, Melissa Neidich (as Melissa Niedich)

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Credited cast:
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Danielle Brooks ... Herself
Tim Gunn ... Himself
Tess Holliday Tess Holliday ... Herself
Iskra Lawrence ... Herself
Becca McCharen ... Herself
Christian Siriano ... Himself


Ninety percent of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel "disgusting" and "less than". The exciting new documentary Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age. At a time when our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words Straight/Curve sets out to change the imagery we are seeing and to bolster a movement that is redefining society's unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty to impact society at large.

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A documentary about body image and the industry leaders challenging society's unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty.






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21 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sorry, everyone is NOT "beautiful."
8 September 2018 | by MongoLloydSee all my reviews

The fashion industry does not "set the beauty standards." Beauty standards are beauty standards because human beings are born with an inherent sense as to what "beautiful" is. It's not something you can teach or re-learn or re-establish, it just is. Sure the fashion industry needs tall thin models because the garments look better on those types of bodies, but who doesn't already know that?!?!

The idea that "the fashion industry" is responsible for making women and girls critical of their bodies is ludicrous. I've never met a woman or girl who wasn't just naturally critical of their own looks, and men don't take cues from the fashion industry for beauty standards.

The current obsession with fairness and inclusivity won't negate what people feel naturally. You can't just suddenly decide that overweight, misshapen, aged, or just aesthetically uninteresting women are all-of-a-sudden "beautiful." That's not how it works. If everyone were beautiful then nobody would be beautiful.

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