A Perfect 14 explores the fascinating world of plus-size modelling and the women involved who are fighting to reshape fashion and the standards of society.
This film follows the journeys of three plus-size models as they struggle against the distorted perception of body image that is being perpetuated in people's minds. These women share their personal experiences of challenges and successes to help empower themselves and others to eradicate the currently held standards of beauty. In addition to being successful models they are also driven to make a positive impact in the world.
Elly Mayday is one of the fastest rising plus-size Canadian models in the world today. At 25, Elly discovers she has an extremely rare form of ovarian cancer but continues to model even through her rapid weight and hair loss. Temporarily set back by her illness, she has to wait until she has recovered to sign her dream contract with one of the largest modelling agencies in New York. With over a hundred thousand fans on social media, Elly has become an inspiration to women who deal with body image issues on a daily basis.
Kerosene Deluxe is a legendary European plus-size model whose career has taken her throughout the world and has appeared in countless fashion magazines and covers. Her traumatizing childhood has fuelled her passion as a spokesperson against fat shaming and bullying. Kerosene dispenses wisdom to women who struggle with their body image in an advice column for the newsstand publication Missy/Ink Magazine. With the support of her dedicated husband she is working toward the goal of creating her own lingerie line for plus-size women.
Laura Wells is an established international top model from Australia who was named Woman of the Year by Plus Model Magazine. At first she refused to become a model when approached because of doubts about her body “not looking like the 'norm'”. She is an ambassador for Greenpeace and the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation and is an avid positive and healthy body image promoter. Using her degree in science, her goal is start a career in television in order to educate the public in environmental concerns.
This film explores the controversial term plus-size and the divisive influence it has on society by interviewing designers, photographers, standard models, agencies, magazine editors, industry leaders and plus-size pioneers in the meccas of the fashion world. It combines the stories of the models with an exploration of the largely ignored topic of weightism, one of the last acceptable types of discrimination. Interviewing experts in the field of fat studies and body image, the film also exposes the collective unconsciousness of size-based segregation. It also asks the question of the media's responsibility in its single focus portrayal of thin role models and how it takes a heavy toll on the self confidence and body image of women.
A Perfect 14 shows the desperate need for diversity and a true reflection of today's society in our media and role models. The subjects of the film are determined to eliminate the established perception in society that one size fits all.
Giovanna Morales Vargas | Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
James Earl O'Brien | Producer & Editor | email@example.com