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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Girl Model

"blaming beautiful women for their own troubles is our default position. It makes us feel better about our own flawed bodies to be snarky and assume they just need to eat a sandwich, or decide that teen models, like child pageant stars, are all some freakish manifestation of bad mothering and too much reality television. Girl Model is a stark reminder of our own complicity in the global phenomenon of modeling. After all, girls like Nadya wouldn't be for sale if we stopped buying."

[Chris Elliot - "Get a Life"]
"Look at this face, what do you see?
Look at it Dad, what do you see?
What do you see? Say it, say it!"
'Uhh ayuahh it's a face!'
"Yeah but what kind of face?"
'Uhh, pale.. pasty.. psychotic'
"No Dad!
It's a neatly chiseled, well groomed, drop dead handsome face!" 
Oh my God, they're gorgeous!

Scout Ashley exhibits nothing short of full on Stockholm Syndrome as she openly admits that the fashion industry is based on “nothing.” She looks at the camera with dull eyes as she shares her own bouts of depression when she was a young teenager floating in the Japanese market. Her forced smiles and shifty gazes punctuate stories of young models turned prostitutes as she is forthcoming about the conditions she inducts these young girls into. Her boss, the head of Switch Models, is in 40s and when she tells the camera that he likes young girls — the moment is ambiguously uncomfortable. Cut to the same man showing  Ashley photos on his laptop of a rising star in his agency — a 12-year-old girl in thigh-high stockings and high heels photographed in black and white. She nods and smiles at the photographs approvingly.

Tigran Khachatrian, explains what he thinks is special about 12- and 13-year-old girls: they have "dignity,"

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“There is something really weird about Abdellatif,” she went on. “Sometimes he’s scary, and you feel a spiritual debt.” Emma may be a fine artist, a touch the sprite, but Adèle stands for instinct, feeling—a heart in thrall or in revolt. Early on, Adèle tells a suitor that she likes languages—the word is langue. It’s the same word, in French, for “tongue,” and the camera hardly ever leaves hers: her mouth, her rude chewing, her sucking, her wails. “Skin and gourmandisme,” Exarchopoulos said, mixing two languages and concepts—skin and eating, greediness, need. There was greed in the filming, too. “Really long days,” she said. “He wants you to never have any consciousness, to take off every mask.”
Bildungsroman & roman à clef

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