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Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image (2017)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 28 February 2018 (USA)
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.

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Jenny McQuaile

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Jenny McQuaile, Melissa Neidich (as Melissa Niedich)
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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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This seems awfully disingenuous.
28 December 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I was interested in seeing "Straight/Curve" because I think that the messages that women (especially but not exclusively girls) are bombarded with about weight are unhealthy and unrealistic. However, the film didn't exactly hit the mark. It did call for more inclusion in the modeling industry BUT it featured 'heavy' models* who were sizes 12-16 (tops)...as if that was a complete range of women and body types. No larger women, no Asians, no disabled models. What?! I just don't understand the film and how they SEEMED to be saying "models should be just a bit heavier in some cases...and maybe occasionally black". That's NOT true inclusion and the film would likely make many viewers feel left out or angry.

For a much, much better film on the same topic but one that covers a REAL range of body types, try the infinitely better documentary "Embrace".



*By the way, the only heavy woman in the film was actually a photographer!


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