THE ILLUSIONISTS: About the Film

The Illusionists is a critically acclaimed documentary about the globalization

of beauty ideals, filmed in 8 countries across 4 continents.

Synopsis

Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity.

Sneak Preview

Watch the first four minutes of The Illusionists.

Cast & Crew

Check out the full list of people involved in the making of the film.

PRAISE FOR THE ILLUSIONISTS

The Illusionists is a game changer, opening up the body image conversation to a world wide audience.

Brian CubanAuthor of "Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder"

The Illusionists should be required viewing in every school - and possibly every home.

Joss WhedonFilm & TV director, screenwriter and producer (The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

This film will help women (and men) gain some of the resilience they need to resist the most extreme media messages marketed to them that promote consumer culture and undermine healthy gender development and relationships in these times.

Diane LevinProfessor of Education at Wheelock College | Co-Author of So Sexy So Soon

The Illusionists builds upon Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering work and offers a brilliant — and much-needed — analysis of advertising at a global level.

Denise H. Sutton, PhDAuthor of "Globalizing Ideal Beauty: Women, Advertising, and the Power of Marketing"

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