Brooke Shields is getting ready to show the world her real story!
Earlier this week, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” a documentary chronicling Shields’ rise to fame as a young actress and model in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was announced. The documentary comes courtesy of George Stephanopoulous’ production company, BedBy8, and will be screened at this weekend’s Sundance festival!
After the documentary’s run at Sundance, fans will be able to stream it on Hulu.
Shields is all smiles in her latest Instagram photo, where she shares she’s on her way to the festival! She also announced the documentary on her social media accounts earlier this week.
Here’s The Lowdown On Stepanopoulous’ Career-Spanning Look At Shields’ Career!
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Earlier this week The Blast took a look inside the documentary, which Stephanopoulos spoke about in an interview with ABC News.
The documentary is directed by Lana Wilson, who was at the helm of Taylor Swift’s 2020 documentary released via Netflix, “Miss. Americana.”
Stephanopoulos was given access to Shields’ personal archive which stretches over four decades! His wife, actress Alexandra Wentworth, is also friends with Shields.
He noted how the “Pretty Baby” actress “saved literally every photograph, every ad, every interview over 40 years.”
The subject of Shields’ interviews over the years has been reexamined recently. The former face of Calvin Klein jeans has spoken out before about the unfair treatment she received in interviews as a teenager, including by the legendary late Barbara Walters.
Walters asked a 15-year-old Shields invasive questions about her body and sexuality in a 1981 interview. She later discussed the incident as an adult with Drew Barrymore.
“I thought ‘this isn’t right!’ Shields told Barrymore. “I don’t understand what this is, but I just… I behaved, and I just smiled, and I just felt taken advantage, y’know, of in so many ways. (via ET Canada, per The Blast)
Shields will do more reflection in the documentary. Shields’ reflections will detail how the actress came to terms with who she is, and how she learned to embrace who she is in the midst of a society incredibly unkind to women of all ages.
Shields Rocks A Comfy Look As She Embarks On The Journey To The Sundance Film Festival!
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A visibly happy Shields flashes a smile in her latest Instagram photo. Rocking a comfy sweater and cozy winter sweater, she writes, “Off to take on Sundance,” with a string of emojis! She also tagged Sundance in the photo.
The official Instagram account for Sundance welcomed Shields in the photo’s captions, writing “See you there!”
Designer Wendy Bellissimo sent her friend off with a piece of advice: “Soak it all in,” she wrote.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards liked the photo in support of Shields.
The vintage-inspired glasses Shields is wearing in the photo also received a lot of love in the comments section!
“Gorgeous! Love your glasses too,” a fan wrote, “Who makes them?”
“Big glasses so 80[‘s],” another follower proclaimed.
As of this writing, no date has been announced for the documentary’s Hulu premiere date.