USA – 2012 – 101 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MARK MORI
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori’s BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL! is an intimate look at one of the world’s most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time.
In Mori’s alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story — from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous 50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insider’s glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early 90’s, unaware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish.
With a stunning array of gorgeous photographs, unusual archival material, and playful movie footage, BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL! shows how Bettie’s unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. For stars like Katy Perry and Beyonce, as well as new generations of adoring fans around the world, Bettie remains an irresistible style icon and an empowering role model.
"Page’s natural beauty, charisma and genuine sense of fun — not to mention her 36-24-37 measurements — come clearly through in Mori’s tale.”
- THE TORONTO STAR
"You’ll ... be riveted by this doc about the original pin-up girl, Bettie Page.”
"Film about the original pin-up girl is riveting"
- NOW MAGAZINE
“...Bettie Page finally gets the cinematic treatment she deserves.”
“BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL! is a film not only about Bettie Page’s life and work as one of the biggest female icons of the 20th Century, but also the first time Page has spoken on the record about her work as a pin-up model and the craze that sprung up around her.”
- TORONTO FILM SCENE
“… fun, titillating and star studded…"
- MRS. R MAG
"Director Mark Mori and writer Doug Miller go as deep as they can giving us an effective over view of her life and influence on popular culture and society…”
- NEXT PROJECTION
3 1/2 Stars! "Powerful"
- SEATTLE TIMES
Fascinating! A humanizing portrait of a sex-positive feminist before the classification even existed."
"An intimate look at the rise and fall of one of the world's most recognized and controversial sex symbols."
- LAS VEGAS SUN