Sunday Territorian



todd sampson’s mirror mirror 7.30pm, wednesday and thursday, 10

TODD Sampson (pictured) holds a mirror up to Western society’s body obsession, meeting an intriguing woman whose quest to become a real-life Barbie doll has seen her travel to Turkey for extreme plastic-surgery procedures and spend hours on a sunbed to achieve a year-round deep tan. Sampson’s investigat­ion looks at how social media, advertisin­g and celebritie­s have created unhealthy beauty standards. As someone who once worked in advertisin­g, Sampson feels he’s played a role in creating the problem and now, as a father, he’s eager to find a solution.

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