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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 57 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

BUSTING OUT is a disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts. Directors Strickwerda and Spellman Smith unflinchingly examine the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the US. From breast-crazy men shouting "Flash those racks!" to the fears of breast cancer and the disparate attitudes of cultures worldwide, the directors leave no stone unturned in their quest to demystify the American breast. BUSTING OUT combines personal story-telling with devastating analysis, sad case histories with humor, and frank talk of sexual subjects with the sweet innocence of a young girl shopping for her first bra. Told from the point of view of Strickwerda who lost her mother to breast cancer as a child, BUSTING OUT will challenge both women and men to question our obsession with breasts, and to gain a healthier perspective.

Awards: CINE Golden Eagle; Seattle International Film Festival; Ashland Independent Film Festival; Women in the Director's Chair International Film Festival; Everett Women's Film Festival; Central Standard Film Festival

Links: http://www.stiritup.com/

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