Plus-size modeling is becoming ever more prevalent in the fashion industry, and the forthcoming documentary Straight/Curve is examining it in context.

Aiming to challenge the standards by which female models—and by extension, women—are judged, the documentary will, according to Racked, “investigate beauty standards in the fashion industry and society as a whole, showing behind-the-scenes interviews with top models, agents, clients, and photographers.”


Straight/Curve will address industry-specific issues, such as the lack of a second (size 14) sample size, and the necessity of eliminating the “plus-size” designation altogether.

“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?” asked director Jenny McQuaile. “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.”

Straight/Curve is scheduled for release in 2016. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer here.

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