Gaze of the Beholder (2013)
1h 52min · Documentary, Biography · 1 November 2013
Beauty lacks a clear standard, yet most of us seem to know it when we encounter it. This documentary explores our shared dance with beauty, body image and sexuality through intimate and often humorous conversations with people from various walks of life to identify commonalities, shared beliefs and touch on taboo-licious topics. Through the filmmaker's lens, we go in search of the commercial and personal perspectives on what it means to be beautiful, the distinctions between "sexy" and "beautiful" and how the internal gaze of the beholder may heighten and/or distort the external image. At our core, we know that it's not what's on the outside, but what's on the inside that matters and yet we remain our own antagonists. This film reflects/mirrors more of the conversations that we want to have around our shared dance with self-love, with the understanding that getting to the "Beautiful yoU" starts with the "Be U."
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