Writer: Theresa Kowall-Shipp (Screenplay)
Plot: BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN is the story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin using her most powerful weapon, her beauty to stand up to an oppressive regime.
Runtime: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Eye Opening Documentary
Story: Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin starts as we learn Anastasia Lin’s story from being born in China under the strict rules, before moving to Canada as a teenager where she learn more about the oppressive regime being used in the country. When Anastasia learns more she wants to make a stand, which sees her enter the Miss World competition eventually becoming Canada’s pick for the 2015 competition, with her message being about letting Chinese express their own culture and beliefs.
When Anastasia starts trying to speak out, her family in China starts suffering and when the pageant gets moved to China, she isn’t welcome into the country giving up her place in the competition. One year later she enter again and finds herself being muzzled by the pageant from speaking out about her beliefs which go against what China believe in even when the 2016 competition was set in America this time around.
Thoughts on Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin
Final Thoughts – This documentary show the power that a beauty competition tries to hold over the entries if they want to enter with political beliefs which will upset certain countries, but they are pushing for human rights. We get to see how being pushed out of the competition only drew people towards her and her causes, this also shows how much corruption can seen when it comes to handling keeping sponsors happy no matter what they believe. Anastasia used her power to help guide young people who have been held back by strict human rights violations to learn to stand up no matter how many people want to stand in their way.
Overall: Inspirational young lady.