Who’s To Judge?

A documentary short illuminating pageants as paradigms of beauty culture, Hovnanian’s Who’s To Judge studies the American glorification of both competition and sex as it exists in the world of beauty contests. The documentary elucidates the notion that behind the American beauty queen’s anonymity lies all the distinctiveness and fragility of any individual. Filmed primarily in the artist’s home state of Texas, Who’s To Judge glimpses into the shared mythology of beauty in a community.

Stills from Who’s To Judge?, 2009

Documentary short

Run time: 12 minutes