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There's a New Documentary About the Plus-Size Model Revolution–Watch the Straight/Curve Teaser Trailer!

“This is the time for the plus-size movement.”

That’s Sabina Karlsson, a stunning, Swedish-born plus-size model who is one of the many faces of the new documentary Straight/Curve, a film which explores the push for body diversity in the modern fashion and beauty industry.

Produced by Jessica Lewis—a former model herself, Straight/Curve comes on the heels of a pivotal moment in mainstream modeling. Robyn Lawley made headlines for being the first “plus” size model to be featured in a Sports Illustrated editorial (Lawley later clarified that she considers herself to be an in-between size), while Ashley Graham—a size 16 beauty—graced the mag’s pages in a swimsuit ad.

READ: Why this plus-size fashion blogger’s swimsuit photo went viral

The Perfect Body Campaign, Victoria's Secret

The Perfect Body Campaign, Victoria's SecretVictoria’s Secret

With the momentum of the movement growing, large retail brands have come under fire for not promoting a more inclusive representation of body types, including Calvin Klein (who faced some, well, misdirected heat after choosing in-between size model Myla Dalbesio to star in the “Perfectly Fit” underwear campaign), Target (who didn’t offer plus-size pieces from the Lilly Pulitzer collaboration in stores) and Victoria’s Secret (whose “Perfect Body” campaign was met with such ire that the tagline was changed).

Straight/Curve is set to be released next summer and, really, we can’t wait. It’s time to talk about body diversity, and to put these conversations into action.

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