Tall Girl on Netflix by Sonia Kang | September 13 2019, 0 Comments

Ahhh high school! It was the best of times and the worst of times. 

For me it was a continuation of trying to find myself and fit it. I was this African-American and Mexican-American mixed girl who wasn't Black enough for the Black crowd or Mexican enough for the Mexican crowd.

It was so hard trying to fit in. 

Where was this Netflix Tall Girl film when I was growing up? 

Tall Girl stars: Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Luke Eisner, Anjelika Washington, Sabrina Carpenter, Clara Wilsey, Paris Berelc, Rico Paris, Steve Zahn, and Angela Kinsey.

I was excited to be part of the media and participate in the press junket for this film and learning that Jodi (Ava Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school — and she's always been uncomfortable with it.

After slouching her way through life for 16 years and being made fun of by classmates, Jodi meets Stig (Luke Eisner), a seemingly perfect Swedish foreign exchange student who's even taller than she is.

Jodi's new crush turns her world upside down and throws her into a surprising love triangle, but with the help of her two best friends (Griffin Gluck, Anjelika Washington) as well as her beauty queen sister Harper (Sabrina Carpenter), Jodi comes to realize that she's far more than her insecurities about her appearance have led her to believe. 

 

The press junket and fun rolled on as we headed to Duff's Cake Mix to meet one of the film's stars, Angela Kinsey.

You may know her from a lil' show called The Office but did you know her and her husband bake and have a Youtube show called Baking with Josh & Ange?

I got a chance to decorate a Duff's cake and chat with the talented actress about her work.

 

 

Director Nzingha Stewart’s first feature film, is a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story about finding the confidence to stop slouching and stand tall.

I loved TALL GIRL and I this sweet way of telling the story of loving yourself...all of what makes you you.

 

 

Directed by: Nzingha Stewart

Written by: Sam Wolfson

Produced by: McG, Mary Viola, and Corey Marsh

www.netflix.com/tallgirl 

 

 

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