Embrace – Documentary in Cinemas August 4

Body image activist Taryn Brumfitt’s documentary Embrace has had a bit of a rough start – bizarrely for its content, rather than the message the film contains. In a media soaked world where the slimmest of body figures is promoted over what real women look like, it’s sad then to see that a film with a positive message has had its trailer pulled from screens, it get slapped with an MA15+ rating, and then have pictures of its poster removed from Facebook.

Due to this, it’s hard for publicity for the film to get out. Taryn Brumfitt has been going around Australia doing Q&A sessions with the film ahead of its release on August 4th in Australia.

Check out the website for further details of the Australian release as well as the American release here.

Embrace Poster

Andrew has been a film lover all of his life. For a while now he's been talking about how great films are and usually that's been directly to his wife, Bernadette. Now with AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife. Bernadette grew up renting videos from a Plains Video. She mostly hired out Cry Baby and wore the tape thin learning the lines to the John Waters classic. After a series of arguments in the car ride home with her husband, Andrew, the two decided to record their arguments and launch them into the world for everyone to listen to.
  • Davey

    Why did the trailer get pulled from cinemas? I can sorta understand the Facebook thing as, if memory serves, they have a no nudity policy right? But that trailer didn’t seem to contain anything that should have earnt it a ban

    • Not really a ‘ban’ in cinemas as such – but the Hoyts and Event Cinemas wouldn’t show it.

      • Davey

        Wonder why. Maybe they thought it wouldn’t be a big seller for them. That said they are doing good things like the Indie Film Festival so…

        • By the way… this is on Netflix now if you’re interested in watching it.