Brooke Shields, Social Media, and the Public’s Withering Gaze

From a New York Times column by Rhonda Garelick headlined “Brooke Shields and the Curse of Great Beauty”:

What is the price of great, commercially celebrated beauty? What pain and loss accompany it? And what happens to a young girl turned into an icon before even hitting puberty? These key questions are addressed in “Pretty Baby,” a thoughtful and moving documentary about Brooke Shields that premiered on Hulu on April 3.