06.13.1312:15 PM ET

Film Tracks Plus-Size Beauty Pageants

Documentary focuses on two plus-size contestants.

There She Is, a documentary by Veena Rao and Emily Sheskin, features the story of two women who compete in a plus-size beauty pageant. Focusing on contestants Allison Kophach and Jenny Flores, the film challenges an activity we generally view as being just for the thinnest, most “beautiful” women from each state. Shannon Sutherland at the Huffington Post writes that the film shows that women like Kophach and Flores, who are shattering the norms and participating in activities they’ve previously been shunned from, will help to “even the body type playing field.”