A New Bettie Page Documentary Is Headed to Theaters Next Month

by Abby Schreiber

Bettie Page, the pin-up icon and style inspiration for thousands of mid-00s rockabilly revivalists, will be the subject of a new documentary, Bettie Page Reveals All, directed by Mark Mori and in theaters next month. For the first time, Page tells her own story through interviews conducted with Mori ten years before her death in 2008. Using interviews, photographs, archival material and movie footage, the doc touches on Page's incredible life that took her from Southern poverty as one of six children to becoming one of the most sought-after pin-ups during the 1950s. It also takes a look at her abrupt retirement, difficult marriages, dramatic love affairs, mental illness and born-again Christianity.

We're excited to run this exclusive clip from the movie, which features Paula Klaw, one of the women responsible for Bettie's prolific -- but ultimately short-lived -- career describing the decision to film Bettie on 16-mm film followed by footage of Bettie shimmying around in lingerie and cracking her whip. Bow down to greatness, Miley, bow down.

Bettie Page Reveals All opens November 22.

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