Ever wonder what life is really like for your favorite supermodel? Well, apparently, it’s more than glamorous photo shoots and strutting your stuff on the catwalk. It can be a dark, cruel world — at least it looks that way on Netflix.
Supermodel is the latest offering from the streaming service and is supposed to give an authentic, in-depth look at the underbelly of the modeling world. Executive produced by Datari Turner (The Thousand Saints and Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta), the film stars real-life supermodel Sessilee Lopez as Chloe, a “young girl from the Brooklyn housing projects, who goes from the subway to the runway, becoming one of the most sought-after models in the fashion industry.”
The film also stars industry vet Tyson Beckford, Tatyana Ali, rapper Fat Joe, Angela Simmons and Don Benjamin.
In the film, “Chloe experiences fortune and fame, but also comes to the realization that in the high stakes world of fashion, things aren’t always as pretty and glamorous as one might assume they’d be,” per the press release. “We wanted to paint a picture of the fashion world you rarely see through the eyes of a young woman of color quite literally going from rags-to-riches,” Turner revealed. “Casting real models added an element of authenticity that strengthens the film’s message and offers a different vision of a world everyone seemingly covets.”
Supermodel is streaming on Netflix now, but you can also check out the trailer below.