Disney’s ABC News Studios has released some new details on an upcoming two-part documentary, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields”, which is a galvanizing look at actor, model, and icon Brooke Shields as she transforms from a sexualized young girl to a woman discovering her power. The documentary holds up a mirror to society that objectifies women and girls. Her story shows the perils and triumphs of gaining agency in a hostile world.
In this two-part documentary, director Lana Wilson (Miss Americana, 2020 Sundance Film Festival) reveals Shields’ story through media appearances and archival footage, bringing full context to the time when Shields was coming of age in public. Wilson creates space for the adult Shields to share her intelligence, vulnerability, and humanity while reflecting on her career and life, including her complex relationship with her mother, Teri, her marriage to Andre Agassi, and her own struggles with motherhood. Honest and incisive, Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields critiques a toxic culture and power structure that perpetuates misogyny and is complicit in the sexualization and objectification of young girls. But, above all, it tells the moving story of Brooke Shields discovering and embracing her own identity and agency.
“Pretty Baby” will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, which will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort. The premiere will be taking place on January 20th 2023, with repeat viewings available throughout the event. The documentary will be released at a later date on Hulu in the United States. No international release details have yet been announced, but many of ABC News Studios documentaries are released internationally as Star Originals on Disney+.
Lana Wilson has directed the documentary, and the producers of the series includes Christine O’Malley and Jack Turner.
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