Beauty Culture investigates our obsession with beauty and the influence of photographic representations on female body image. Film subjects hail from diverse points on the beauty landscape. Fashion photographers, child pageant stars, bodybuilders, teenagers, and intellectuals engage in a provocative dialogue that addresses the persistent "beauty contest" of daily life.
Length: 30 minutes
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Producer: Frank Evers, Shanah Blevins
Editor: Catherine Bull
Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed
Executive Producer: Frank Evers
Composer: Fol Chen
Production Associate: Jasmin Chang
Primary Cast: Lauren Greenfield, Anna Bayle, Gilles Bensimon, Lili Cohen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carmen Dell'Orefice
Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender, and consumerism. She recently won the U.S. Directing Award at Sundance for her doc The Queen of Versailles, which was acquired by Magnolia. She previously directed the Emmy-nominated Thin and multiple festival award winner Kids + Money.