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At the height of the television show "Dynasty" and the rise of the supermodel movement in pop culture, Canada decided it wanted in on the fun. 1984's "Covergirl" merges the glamour of runway domination with slight camp, though director Jean-Claude Lord doesn't exactly turn the production into a drag show. Instead, he treats the material (scripted by co-star Charles Dennis) with as much respect as possible, presenting the fantasy of attention and extraordinary style with the reality of predatory men and personal sacrifices, working to add some grit to the broad picture. "Covergirl" isn't high drama, but it has enough industry challenges to hold attention, delivering a decent examination of the price of fantasy, especially for the women who aspire to make a name for themselves in the world of modeling. Read the rest at


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