Movie of the Week: Scratch the Surface

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Scratch the Surface (1997)

Director: Tara Fitzpatrick

Starring: Brooke Shields, Phoebe Cates, Whitney Houston, Pamela Gidley, Lisanne Falk, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Valerie Cates, Bridget Hall, Eileen Ford, John Casablancas

Genre: Documentary

Runtime: 71m


A documentary focusing on teenage models and the loss of childhood caused by the pressures of the fashion industry. The film is structured around interviews with former teen models including Brooke Shields, Phoebe Cates (and her sister Valerie), Whitney Houston and current print-ad model Bridget Hall.

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Next Week's Free Movie: Shopping for Fangs, about a pair of sexually repressed loners convinced that their personality quirks have supernatural origins.