Girl Model (2012)
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Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, Girl Model follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. -- (C) Official Site
Sep 5, 2012 Limited
Feb 11, 2013
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A powerful documentary that, with a wider scope and a bit more shaping, could have been even more powerful, perhaps unbearably so. What's there is strong enough.
The nonaggressive approach can be frustrating, but it nonetheless gets under the skin-deep promises of glamour and wealth that lure a seemingly endless stream of very young hopefuls.
Filled with blind eyes and unspoken agreements, "Girl Model" opens a can of worms, then disdains to follow their slimy trails.
The radiant sadness of its two subjects-one a soulfully impassive stripling, one a symmetrical husk-forms the center of Girl Model, and that is enough.
A disturbing documentary about a side of the modeling business that's far from super.
...a straightforward doc about some ugly realities underlying a glamorous profession, and after seeing it, you may think of this particular corner of the modeling trade as more akin to human trafficking than anything else.
A vivid and surprisingly emotive exploration of fashion modeling and the refracted reality and cost of the economic opportunities it presents for prepubescent Eastern European girls in particular.
David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's somber, sometimes poetic, Fred Wiseman-like documentary ...
Surprisingly, this isn't a hatchet job - most of the subjects of Girl Model hang themselves.
Cool, calculated doc is hard to fault, but equally difficult to watch with any detachment.
The most memorable part of the film is veteran model-turned-scout Ashley Arbaugh, an unbelievably intriguing nonfiction character.
Those with nothing are seduced by the prospect of something, such that they hesitate to complain, lest they end up with less than nothing.
A sad and cogent documentary about young girls exploited by the modeling industry.
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