Mori hammers home her status as a pop culture icon to a numbing degree, perhaps because parts of Bettie's spotty narration gloss over huge chunks of her life while other portions reduce what might otherwise seem fascinating to one-dimensional levels.
Revealing it is on so many levels. It is also stunning, an exquisite amalgam of vintage film footage and photos from Page's glory days and interviews with Page and friends, family members and experts in the field of voyeurism.
This documentary portrait of the famous 50s pinup model contends that Page was a progressive figure because she always controlled how her body was objectified. That's such a provocative premise that one wishes the movie explored it in greater depth.
Mark Mori's documentary Bettie Page Reveals All whisks us through the model's life, examining the basis for her enormous appeal while delving into the conflicting elements that created her personality.