Style Network kicking off doc initiative in July

'Style Exposed,' a strand of "provocative and thought-provoking documentaries," begins this summer with three doc specials.
June 17, 2011

U.S. cable net The Style Network is kicking off a new documentary series geared towards controversial topics and trends this summer with a trio of doc specials.

‘Style Exposed’ will cover a range of subjects that the network says are particularly relevant to its female audience, including sexuality, body image, family and personal health.

“With this new documentary initiative, we hope to explore issues and topics that are often overlooked or misrepresented in the mainstream media but are important to our female viewers,” said Katie Buchanan, senior vice president, programming & acquisitions for The Style Network. “Each installment will speak directly to Style’s core audience of young women, presenting them with engaging, informative and sometimes controversial subject matters that we hope will challenge them to understand a different point of view.”

The first three docs in the strand include Baring It All, which follows photographer David Jay and four subjects, all women in different stages of battling breast cancer, as they undertake a photography series called “The All Scars Project;” Born Male, Living Female, which documents the lives of four male-to-female transgendered individuals living in New York City; and Single with 7, which follows single mom and LA disc jockey Yesi Ortiz, who was granted custody of her sister’s seven children in 2009.

‘Style Exposed’ premieres on the NBCUniversal-owned cable net July 9, with Baring It All.

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