- Network: HBO
- Series Premiere Date: Jul 30, 2012
- Season #: 1
- Summary: The Timothy Greenfield-Sanders documentary interviewed former supermodels such as Carmen Dell'Orefice, Jerry Hall, Beverly Johnson, and Isabella Rossellini about the modeling industry and the idea of beauty.
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 30, 2012
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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About Face is raucous and lovely. [3 Aug 2012, p.69]
Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List) might have done well to just keep the camera on [Carmen Dell'Orefice] and let everyone else hit the cutting room floor. But other former supermodels are quite interesting as well, among them Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, China Machado, Marisa Berenson and Lisa Taylor.
HBO tackles some familiar territory--beauty and the perils of aging, crowsfeet to sagging cheeks--but treats the subject from several new angles thanks to the candor of the older, wiser, still stunning former models.
There are interesting tidbits about the history of fashion photography--the racism, the drugs--but not much serious discussion about the cultural consequences of the evolution of the business.