- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
The murder of six-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey brought the world of children's beauty pageants to the public's attention. The images of the little girl dolled up in fancy dresses and striking promiscuous poses raised questions and sparked an unforgiving media frenzy.
BABY BEAUTY QUEENS goes beyond the sensationalism for a balanced, revealing look at the insular world of these pageants. What message do these contests send to little girls when they are judged mainly on their beauty? Is this exploitation or a harmless hobby?
Parents, contestants and program directors talk about the competitions and what motivates them. Extensive footage captures every aspect of these pressure-packed pageants. And detractors discuss what they see as the negative influence of the thousands of such contests held every year.
Unflinching, perceptive and thought-provoking, this is a fascinating portrait of the BABY BEAUTY QUEENS and the role of pageants in society today.