Content Warning: This article contains point out of sexual abuse.

For years, Brooke Shields‘s profession was outlined by a sexuality bestowed on her that she could not declare nor perceive, however now the 57-year-old actor and former little one mannequin is able to set the file straight.

A two-part documentary in regards to the ’80s icon, directed by Lana Wilson and titled “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” premiered on Jan. 20 at this 12 months’s Sundance Film Festival, shedding gentle on the numerous controversies that plagued Brooke’s profession — from her problematic position as a 12-year-old intercourse employee in “Pretty Baby” and teensploitation flicks (“The Blue Lagoon,” “Endless Love”) to her nude images scandal — as properly as her difficult relationship along with her mom and former supervisor, Teri Shields, who died on Oct. 31, 2012, at age 79.

Now, having the chance to replicate on her life and profession, Brooke speaks in depth about her public coming of age and the pressures of being a younger “breadwinner,” which inspired her to take extra gigs — as troubling as they had been for a little one — in order to care for her and her mom, who suffered from alcoholism for years. “We each used that system to have a higher life,” Brooke says in the documentary.

The trustworthy, eye-opening movie options commentary from Brooke’s good pals, together with Lionel Richie, Drew Barrymore, and Judd Nelson, as properly as cultural specialists who assist break down the poisonous, perverted nature of the leisure enterprise that has allowed figures like Brooke to be hypersexualized at an early age.

“[Brooke’s] life has been excessive and completely distinctive, however her expertise of being a girl in America is horrifyingly relatable,” Wilson stated in a current interview with The Hollywood Reporter

. “It’s a bigger dialog on the sexualization of younger ladies,” Brooke added of the documentary. “Myself being on the eye of that storm on many various ranges all through the many years. I’ve been a a part of the dialog — or possibly not even a a part of the dialog, however a part of the main focus — and that narrative itself has modified over time, relying on outdoors influences and the period.”

In addition to analyzing her profession, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” additionally delves into extra private matters for Brooke, together with a few of her previous relationships with exes like fellow actor Dean Cain and tennis champ Andre Agassi, her ex-husband whom she divorced in 1999 (she’s now married to husband Chris Henchy). The documentary additionally reveals a heartbreaking account from Brooke in which she particulars being sexually assaulted in her 20s, a subject she advised THR she “didn’t know if or when or if in any respect” she would ever convey up.

“Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” is about to be launched in two elements on Hulu at a later date. Check out the documentary’s greatest takeaways forward.

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