Straight/Curve, a documentary on body diversity, has released its second official trailer, which premiered at last week’s United Nations’ Body Inclusivity and Diversity Summit.
The film looks at the current trends around female body image, and introduces us to those who are diversifying the global fashion industry and redefining society’s beauty standards.
“We have to start talking about diversity and inclusivity in the fashion industry and media. Consumers have to demand to see themselves represented and the industry will be forced to listen,” Jenny McQuaile, the film’s director, told WYSK. “The conversation has to move away from ‘plus size’ is better than ‘straight size’ and onto a more progressive stance.”
Jenny along with her producers Yael Melamede and Jessica Lewis, have received support from several industry heavy hitters including, Lane Bryant, Aerie, National Eating Disorder Association, CFDA, Glamour magazine, FIT, and the Harvard School of Public Health, among others.
“Straight/Curve is creating the imagery we want to see more of in the fashion industry and the media,” Jenny said. “We are showcasing beautiful models of all sizes, ages and ethnicities in the hope it will create a lasting effect on society’s current unrealistic standards of beauty. We want to show every woman can be beautiful in many sizes, races and ages.”