America the Beautiful

Release date: August 1, 2008
(NY; LA release: Aug. 22)

Studio: First Independent Pictures

Director: Darryl Roberts

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Starring: Paris Hilton, Julianne Moore, Anthony Kiedis, Jessica Simpson, Gerren Taylor, Eve Ensler

Genre: Documentary

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Plot Summary:

The United States of America is known for being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet with the most opportunities for its citizens. In 2004 alone, Americans spent $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery. With such an abundance of wealth, why are Americans so discontent? In almost 40,000 media messages a year, youthful Americas are being told that, unless you look like supermodels and rock stars, you’re not good enough for anyone to love. This is a message that too many people are buying. At the heart of "America the Beautiful" is the story of Gerren Taylor, a teenager who went from being an innocent 12 year old girl to being one of America’s next top supermodels. As she and her mother head down the windy road to stardom, viewers watch the dichotomy between Gerren's adolescent struggles and her adult “rights of passage” on the catwalks of Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and other top designers. Her tumultuous quest acts as a mirror to the American psyche, and it becomes apparent how the same beauty that could jump-start her career could ultimately destroy her young life.

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