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New Plus-Size Model Documentary Will Investigate Beauty Standards in Fashion

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The tide is turning for plus-size fashion, and now an upcoming documentary aims to capture the revolution happening in the plus-size modeling industry. Glamour posted an interview yesterday with the filmmakers behind Straight/Curve, which is slated to debut in 2016. The documentary will investigate beauty standards in the fashion industry and society as a whole, showing behind-the-scenes interviews with top models, agents, clients, and photographers.

"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?" Straight/Curve 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."