Beauty Queen tells the story of Christina, Christina Goursky, a teenager who believes she isn’t beautiful, clever, but not beautiful.
All around her at school she sees the beauty in others but can’t see it in herself. She attempts to take some photographs and apply for a modelling job which leads her down the dodgy path into James Jelkin’s (“The Job (Short)”, “Renni (Short)”) photography studio where he begins to tell her to take her clothes off.
Her father, Cox, obviously sees the beauty in her and is as pleased as punch when she is accepted into college, but Christina continues to struggle to see her herself as she is.
Goodwin has shot a lovely 18-minutes of film, there are some very nice touches littered throughout, however, there are some issues with the film that render any nice shots or good acting relatively worthless.