The plus-size model movement has been steadfastly on its way to having a revolution. Faces like Tess Holliday, Jennie Runk, Ashley Graham, and Candice Huffine (the latter two graced the recent viral Lane Bryant body-positive lingerie ad) are changing mainstream body ideals by just existing, so it's only fitting that a game-changing documentary tell their stories. Coming next summer, Jessica Lewis' Straight/Curve will explore the world of plus-size modeling, and discuss the trials and tribulations of the industry's talent.
"The day where we don't get so excited about seeing a plus-size model in a magazine is the day we've made it," model Georgina Burke says in the official teaser for the film.
It's true. It's largely still considered a big deal for a fuller-figured woman to cover a glossy. The insider doc aims to dive deep into what needs to be done to disrupt the thin-centric modeling milieu through the eyes of models, agents, photographers, and clients: larger sample sizes, the removal of plus-size boards and the eventual integration of all models at agencies, and making plus-size model appearances in high profile media a non-event. Lewis says her film is an examination of the relationship between fashion, the media, and body image.
"This generation of models is ready to usher in a new definition of beauty—one that is all inclusive and supports positive body ideals and self-acceptance," Lewis, who has been a straight-size and plus-size model for over 15 years, told Glamour. "The fashion industry needs to be reflective and representative of the diversity that exists in present-day society."
This sounds awesome, and is so necessary. I can't wait to see it. For now, check out the teaser below:
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