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Epix sets “Straight/Curve” for June

Premium entertainment network Epix has set a late June premiere date for Jenny McQuaile‘s body positive documentary Straight/Curve. The 94-minute film (pictured) is slated to explore society’s unrealistic beauty standards and ...
April 25, 2017

Premium entertainment network Epix has set a late June premiere date for Jenny McQuaile‘s body positive documentary Straight/Curve.

The 94-minute film (pictured) is slated to explore society’s unrealistic beauty standards and the damaging health crisis caused by negative body image for young women and girls.

Straight/Curve offers a deep-dive into the industries and obstacles responsible for the current culture’s dangerous standards of beauty while tracing those leading the fight for inclusion through diversity of size, race and age.

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”, according to the network’s press release.

The film is produced by McQuaile, Jess Lewis and Yael Melamede via Straight/Curve and Salty Features. Executive producers include Jocelyn Diaz, Ross Bernard and Jill Burkhart. Valerie Bishop Pearson serves as producer.

Straight/Curve premieres June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Epix.

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 of Epix, in a statement.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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