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This Movie Aims To Change Unrealistic Size Standards In The Media

Straight/Curve advocates for more size diversity in the fashion industry.

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"My background is in journalism," McQuaile, the film's director, tells BuzzFeed Life. "For years I wrote about [only] skinny women 'looking sexy' at the behest of my male editors."

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"More women are running media now, and are [listening] to what their readers want... to see themselves."

This includes thin women, McQuaile emphasizes, but isn't limited to them.


"We need to stop pitting women against each other, we need to stop talking about plus-size 'promoting obesity,' and we need to stop accepting designer's excuses of why they don't make plus-size samples," she says. "We need to demand answers."

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"The models, agents, stylists and designers I have met are all striving to fight for change in this industry," McQuaile tells BuzzFeed Life. "They want to give the public what they deserve."

Once Straight/Curve is completed, McQuaile and her team hope it will be used as an educational tool. They're already working with both governmental and non-governmental organizations to make sure that happens.

"We want to empower the next generation of girls to embrace their bodies and not let body image stand in the way of greatness and reaching their life's goals," she says.

But this all relies on adequate funds, which McQuaile is raising through Kickstarter. "I think people see the big names we have attached to the documentary... and think we will have no problem getting funded," McQuaile says, "but this is not true."