Actress and Model Brooke Shields new documentary, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” reveals her sexualization as a young model and actress. The full trailer depicts her journey and struggle to find her voice in the industry after being labeled a ‘sexualized child model’ and an ‘object of desire.’ She expressed her surprise at having survived such a difficult and exploitative environment.
The trailer elicited a strong response from fans, who rushed to the comment section to express their support and admiration for her perseverance as a child artist. Despite her obstacles, she went on to have a successful career as an actress, model, and author. Her documentary will reveal more about her life and provide insight into the darker side of the entertainment industry.
Brooke was seen getting ready for a modeling shoot in the trailer’s early moments, speaking about how her entire life has been about her looks, with people repeatedly calling her a ‘pretty face.’
The upcoming two-part documentary will explore her career, beginning with her work as a child model at the young age of 11 months. The documentary will also look at the impact of her casting in Louis Malle’s ‘Pretty Baby’ when she was 12 years old, as well as her subsequent roles in films like ‘The Blue Lagoon’ and ‘Endless Love.’
Voiceovers in the video referred to her as an “Iconic American beauty and an ‘Object of desire,’ but also as a ‘Sexualized child model’ who was ‘Vulnerable’ and subjected to ‘Exploitation.’
In the video, she sobs and says, “I’m amazed that I survived any of it. I was having difficulty finding my own voice. I was never told how important agency having was.”
She also discussed how she escaped Hollywood by attending Princeton University, where she discovered her identity and voice. She later returned to the entertainment industry with renewed vigor, declaring, “I regained my confidence and believed that I could form my own opinion. No way, you’re taking this away from me… It’s as if I’m finally allowed to be a human being.”