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Beauty Mark (2008)

Beauty Mark is for anyone who has ever felt invisible because they didn't conform to our culture's impossible, unhealthy, abnormal beauty standards. This courageous film examines popular ... See full summary »

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Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal (co-director) (as Kathleen Man), Carla Precht (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Paul Campos Paul Campos ... Himself
Eve Ensler ... Herself
Dawn Gallagher Dawn Gallagher ... Herself
Joan Israel Joan Israel ... Herself
John Israel John Israel ... Himself
Justin Israel Justin Israel ... Himself
Rick Jones Rick Jones ... Himself
Cheree MacDonald Cheree MacDonald ... Herself
Josh MacDonald Josh MacDonald ... Himself (as Joshua MacDonald)
Brenda Maller Brenda Maller ... Herself
Clyde Rae-Jolie Clyde Rae-Jolie ... Himself
Jessica Roffey Jessica Roffey ... Herself
Jacqueline Stanford Shaw Jacqueline Stanford Shaw ... Herself
Nii Armah Sowah Nii Armah Sowah ... Himself
Richard Traum Richard Traum ... Himself
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Beauty Mark is for anyone who has ever felt invisible because they didn't conform to our culture's impossible, unhealthy, abnormal beauty standards. This courageous film examines popular culture's toxic emphasis on weight and looks through the eyes of Boulder-based psychotherapist and former world-class triathlete Diane Israel-- who tells her own story while interviewing other champion athletes, body builders, fashion models and inner-city teens about their experiences relating to self-image. This deeply personal and funny film asks some tough questions ... How do our families influence our relationships with our own bodies? How does popular culture "standards" get inside of our hearts and heads? In what ways can sports actually make us sicker instead of healthier? Former champion athletes including David Scott, Ellen Hart Pena and Brenda Maller share their stories while notable luminaries such as playwright Eve Ensler, author Paul Campos and cultural critic Naomi Wolf provide their ... Written by Official Website

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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(original)

Color:

Color | Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An honest look at body dysmorphia
6 December 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

12/6/17. Diane Israel shares her life-long obsession with being the best athlete in the world only to come to the conclusion that abusing her body mentally, physically and emotionally wasn't the right way to going about finding happiness. Along the way she discovers her sexuality and a more realistic acceptance of who she is. Worth catching.


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