'Tall Girl 2': Love is love in every shape, color and size
The franchise embraces the protagonist as she is and celebrates her appearance, against all odds
'Tall Girl 2', the upcoming Netflix rom-com set to premiere in time for 2022's day for lovers, is the sequel to the 2019 movie, 'Tall Girl'. The sequel's trailer spotlights the lead character's relationships, as opposed to her height, which held center stage in the first movie.
The movie tells the story of our main protagonist Jodi Kreyman (played by Ava Michelle), who has always been insecure about being the tallest person in the room — every room, as a matter of fact! With a height of 6'1, she has always been the tallest girl in every situation while growing up. Michelle's life takes a turn when she falls head over heels for Stig (played by Luke Eisner). Now what? Will Jodi have flashbacks from her past or a dreamy fairytale romance?
The 'Tall Girl' franchise is one that wades through sensitive issues such as physical appearance after a long time. In today's day and age, nobody talks about the fact that the spotlight is only reserved for women who fit certain categories in terms of features, body measurements as well as complexion.
Ironically, the lead actress from the film, Ava Michelle, has gone through her fair share of constant bullying growing up herself. She was even removed from two major dancing shows ('So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dancing Moms') solely because her above average height. That being said, her role as Jodi Kreyman in the hit movie is a great role for her since the premise is all too relatable.
Physical appearances shouldn't ideally be a non-negotiable. If we saw people for their hearts, their characteristic traits, and for who they really are as a person, this world would be a much better place to live in. What's more, there are several celebrities who haven't given in to societal norms, even when their appearance has worked against them in 'fitting in'. A few of them are Zoe Saldanha, Adam Driver, and even the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Zoe Saldana with husband, Marco Perego Saldana.
Adam Driver with his wife, Joanne Tucker.
The Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle, with her husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
And then there is Seth Green, who is 3 inches shorter than his wife, Clare Grant. In an interview with E! Online, Green said, "I’m five-four. The great thing about this business is it’s not about how you look, it’s how they can make you look".
In the end, love is what prevails, in all its glorious forms. What lies in store for Jodi in 'Tall Girl 2'? Stay tuned to find out!
'Tall Girl 2' premieres on 11 February 2022, on Netflix