Ninety percent of young women and girls say they don’t feel represented in the fashion industry or media, and the imagery they consume each day makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than.” The new documentary Straight/Curve (June 21 on EPIX) examines the industries responsible for this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age. Straight/Curve aims to change the imagery we see and bolster a movement that redefines our culture’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty.
Appearing in the film is the groundbreaking supermodel Emme, a leading voice and face in the fashion industry for more than two decades. As the world’s first curvy supermodel, Emme delivers the conviction that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and women should feel beautiful and empowered. She’s the best-selling author of five books including her latest, Chicken Soup For The Soul – Curvy and Confident: 101 Stories of Loving Yourself and Your Body. She is frequently interviewed about eating disorders and body image, fashion trends and model diversity, as well as surviving cancer and women’s health on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, FOX News, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and more. And she was the first model invited to speak before a Congressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C. to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders.
To learn more about Straight/Curve, visit: https://www.epix.com/movie/straight-curve