Before she directed the critically lauded documentary “The Queen of Versailles,” about the construction of the largest mansion in the country and the wealthy weirdoes who contracted it, filmmaker Lauren Greenfield made her feature debut with “Thin,” a nonfiction portrait of four anorexia sufferers.
Greenfield returns to the hazards of beauty in an episode of KCET’s “Artbound” called “Beauty CULTure.” Women and Hollywood has an exclusive clip from the 30-minute program that features Jamie Lee Curtis, porn actress Cindy Margolis, “Toddlers & Tiaras” star Eden Wood and her mother, and Greenfield herself discussing what beauty — and its dictates — mean to them.
Here’s the press description for the episode:
“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.
“The ‘Beauty CULTure’ episode of Artbound will air nationally on Link TV (DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410) on May 25 at 8pm ET/PT.” You can stream it simultaneously here.