This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing the film, Supermodel at the American Black Film Festival. I was looking forward to seeing the film, because of course as an accomplished model, I was interested in watching the young woman’s journey to a rise to stardom as a supermodel. The film was refreshing and entertaining, but delivered a very strong message, racism and sexism is still prevalent in the high fashion world. The lead role, Chloe remained true to herself, those close to her and to her beliefs even though it hindered her career as she fought for the rights of her counterparts. I spoke with at least two other audience members who felt that the film started out sort of slow, but we all agreed that we were eager to find out where her journey was headed. We actually wanted to see more.
As a model and actress, it was exciting to watch Chloe’s journey but saddening to see that racism still exists. This film touched so many issues that are of a concern in the high fashion modeling world, as I stated, on how racism, sexism and even ageism does indeed affect a models career. These concerns definitely hit close to home, and I had the honor of speaking with several of the cast members after the film.
As the producer, Datari Turner spoke about the making of the film, he stated that their journey was definitely not over and the goal is to produce a made for television show similar to the show Empire but would focus on the world of high fashion. As a big fan of the show, Empire, I was ecstatic to hear that their journey was just beginning. I am definitely looking forward to more.
I am “Team Cookie” of course, but I have joined a new team, “Team Datari”. I hope that people support this film and all that it stood for by voting for this film. There are definitely, supermodels in the making