Premieres Wednesday, June 21 at 8 PM ET/PT on EPIX
This original documentary film is an incisive and poignant exploration of society’s unrealistic beauty standards and their damaging effects on the industry’s target audience: women and girls. “Straight/Curve takes a bold offense against today’s pervasive, ceaseless reinforcement of unhealthy messaging around body image, and provides a voice – and a vision – for those affected by the social crisis perpetuated by our culture’s unattainable and unnatural standards of beauty,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX.
Ninety percent of young women and 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.” “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 the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words, this documentary sets out to change the imagery we are seeing and to bolster a movement that is redefining our culture’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty to impact society at large.