Producer and former model Jessica Lewis is getting ready to debut Straight/Curve, a documentary that delves into the world of plus-size modeling.
On Glamour.com you can watch the trailer of this film. And this already looks amazing! I can’t wait for the complete film/documentary. I hope I can also be part of it. Jennie Runk, Heather Hazzan, JAG models, Georgina Burke and more other gorgeous women in the ‘plus-size’ industry are in this documentary. Gary Dakan, co-founder JAG models: ‘I don’t call this a movement, I call this evolution!’ There are only gorgeous women on their board, with mentioning their sizes. That’s how it should be. Beauty in every size!
“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,” said Lewis, who has spent over 15 years as a straight-size and plus-size model. “The fashion industry needs to be reflective and representative of the diversity that exists in present-day society.”
Straight/Curve, set to release next summer, aims to examine and redefine the beauty standards put forth by the fashion industry, as they relate to the plus-size fashion. Most important, it will be talking about issues often pushed aside. Multiple people will be speaking about sample sizes and how adding a size 14 into circulation will help get diversely sized models in magazines. Agents will be talking about their move toward eliminating plus-size boards and placing all models together. Models will be talking about making plus-size inclusion a non-event in the media.
The film is the most insider look at the industry so far, going behind the scenes of New York City’s plus-size fashion industry, with a focus on top models, agents, clients, and photographers. The trailer is already loaded with power players, but there are some top models being kept a surprise…. So far, we know it will follow industry influencers, including Kate Dillon, Sophie T. Simmons, and Jennie Runk, among others (including a Glamour writer!).
Overall, Straight/Curve aims to expose the complex relationship between the fashion industry, mainstream media, and body image in society. “When, how, and why did size zero become the norm when two thirds of women are considered ‘plus-size’ sitting between a size 10 to 14?” Director Jenny McQuaile told Glamour. “Our documentary will examine this question. There’s always been a complex relationship between the fashion industry, the media, and body image and we’re finally making a film that will investigate that.”