Georgia Howes is 14, articulate and getting straight A’s at school. She has a bright future ahead of her, but has some big decisions to make as she approaches adulthood. She could follow the advice of the teachers at her exclusive boarding school and go to university to become an architect, or she could follow the much less conventional advice of her single mother; Z-list celebrity and body dysmorphic plastic surgery addict, Alicia Douvall.
Recent magazine articles have suggested that Alicia wants Georgia to be having a boob job at 16, posing topless in Playboy by 18 and rivalling Jordan by the time she is 20. Alicia believes that exploiting her sex appeal to get money, power and a rich husband is the best way forward for her young daughter. This film digs beneath the sensationalist tabloid headlines into the extraordinary relationship that exists between this daughter and her mother.
This shocking yet heart-warming documentary invites us into the extraordinary world of a girl struggling to grow-up normally, asking questions about sexuality, fame, celebrity and body image. In today’s fast-paced world of accelerated childhoods and premature transitions into adulthood, at what age should a child be expected to become an adult?