Film documentary Straight/Curve has been long-awaited by many. One of the first real insights into the fashion and modelling industries and the fight for diversity and recognition for models who don't necessarily fit the current mould.
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. Straight/Curve will be showing on EPIX tomorrow - Wednesday 21st June - night at 8pm ET. If like us here at The Unedit, you're in the UK, we hate to be the bearer of bad news when we say that EPIX is currently only available to US residents.
Whilst we wait impatiently as our Stateside friends rave about the new release, we'll have a to make do with this snippet:
So. Damn. Powerful.
It's important for these kinds of topics to be discussed and for women young and old to be encouraged to not take any shit. The Straight/Curve site dished out some home truths about beauty standards and diet culture, and it's horrifying. 70% of teens think that the body type that they see in fashion magazines is the ideal. 91% of women are unhappy with the body that they have and diet in order to achieve a more desirable body type. Yet only 5% of women naturally possess this body ideal that the media teaches us to crave. Doesn't quite add up, does it? Nonetheless, this year alone, the weight loss industry will earn $650bn globally.
Sadly, there doesn't appear to be any formal announcement made as of yet as to where or when Straight/Curve will debut in the UK, but someone better snap up the rights soon. In the mean time, someone else show me a fashion documentary breaking as many boundaries as this one. I'll wait.