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Says Emmy Award-winning director Lana Wilson takes a galvanizing look at actor, model & icon Brooke Shields’s journey, transforming from sexualized young girl to a woman discovering her power in two-part documentary
ABC News Studios, in partnership with Boat Rocker’s Matador Content and Bedby8, announced “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” from Emmy Award-winning director Lana Wilson (“Miss Americana”), will premiere Monday, April 3, on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ internationally, following its world premiere to a sold-out crowd and standing ovation at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
A press release stated, “The two-part documentary 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. Holding a mirror up to a society that objectifies women and girls, her story shows the perils and triumphs of gaining agency in a hostile world.”
“Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” is produced by Matador Content and BedBy8 for ABC News Studios. The film marks the debut project from BedBy8, the newly formed production company by Ali Wentworth, George Stephanopoulos and partner Alyssa Mastromonaco.
The press release added, “The film follows Shields through her extraordinary childhood and complex relationship with her mother and manager, Teri Shields. Shields’ professional career began at only 11 months old, working as a child model before starring in Louis Malle’s controversial film ‘Pretty Baby’ at the age of 12. She became the face of the eighties with Calvin Klein jeans ads, and leading roles in ‘The Blue Lagoon’ and ‘Endless Love,’ navigating the unrelenting scrutiny of the press and a culture that wanted to commodify her. After defying stereotypes by going to college, Shields reenters the entertainment industry as an adult, but it isn’t until she begins to trust herself and her instincts that she’s able to find her identity and voice.”