Documentary Is Another Voice in the Underage Model Conversation.
The documentary “Girl Model” opens with hundreds of scantily clad adolescent and teenage girls lined up in an auditorium. A model scout calls models one-by-one to the stage and begins commenting on their weight, body shape and signs of acne.
Heavy scrutiny of young supermodel hopefuls won’t come as a surprise to most people familiar with the business, but the film illuminates and personalizes some details that even fashion insiders may not be privy to.
The documentary, by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon, was first shown in the United States at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, and at the IFC Center in New York City shortly after.