Tall Girl: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Another teen-drama is coming to a Netflix library near you this September. Tall Girl, the latest in Netflix’s ever-growing line of teen-dramas will certainly entertain plenty of younger viewers, despite the plot marred in slight controversy. We have everything you need to know on Tall Girl including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Tall Girl is an upcoming Netflix Original teen-drama from a screenplay by Sam Wolfson. In the director’s seat is Nzingha Stewart (Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy), meanwhile, McG (The Babysitter, Rim of the World) serves as an executive producer. This will be the third Netflix Original that McG has produced.

What is the plot of Tall Girl?

As the tallest girl in her high school, teenager Jodi has had to contend of annoying classmates making fun of her height, resulting in Jodi becoming uncomfortable in her own body. To Jodi’s surprise, the new handsome Swedish exchange student Stig is even taller than her. Instantly crushing on him but too shy to say hello, Jodi seeks the help of her best friends and beauty queen sister Harper. But, Jodi soon finds herself in a love triangle when long plucky Jack Dunkleman declares his love for her.

Luke Eisner (left) and Ava Michelle (right) – Copyright. Netflix

Who is in the cast of Tall Girl?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in the Netflix Original, Tall Girl:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Jodi Ava Michelle The Bold and the Beautiful | A Christmas Dinner | This Is Me
Harper Sabrina Carpenter Horns | Girl Meets World | Adventures in Babysitting
Helanie Kreyman Angela Kinsey The Office | The Hotwives of Orlando | Haters Back Off
Richie Kreyman Steve Zahn War for the Planet of the Apes | Rescue Dawn | Sahara
Liz Paris Berelc Alexa & Katie | Lab Rats: Elite Force | Mighty Med
Jack Dunkleman Griffin Gluck Locke & Key | American Vandal | Why Him?
Stig Luke Eisner The Goldbergs | Family Reunion
TBA Amy Le American Horror Story | The Originals | Star-Crossed
Mac Saleswoman Candi Brooks Preacher | NCIS | New Orleans | 21 Jump Street
Ms. Novey Kelly Murtagh Looking for Alaska | Shapeless | Cloak & Dagger
Squeaky Conway Soloman Prepper Insurance | Grrivals | Darlin’
Fareeda Anjelika Washington Young Sheldon | Shameless | Runaways
Will Andrew Brodeur MacGyver | Christmas on the Square | Red or Blue

Is the plot of Tall Girl controversial?

The plot of Tall Girl has left social media in quite the stir.

One of the criticisms aimed at Netflix/Tall Girl is the representation of tall women. In the trailer, it is revealed that our protagonist Jodi is six foot and one inch tall.

Against the average height statistics (five foot, four inches) for women worldwide, being over six foot is quite significant. But the ridicule at the story is the fact that a girl just little over six foot is being ridiculed for her height. High school kids can be cruel, but the idea that Jodi would face that kind of ridicule seems laughable.

If the story was Jodi standing at seven-foot-tall, instead of being just little over six, then you can give pause for the concept of the plot.

So while the story isn’t controversial it’s certainly questionable.

When and where did production take place?

Principal photography for the film began on the 24th of January in New Orleans.

Filming ended at the start of March, with post-production starting on the 1st of March.

From left: Luke Eisner, Griffin Gluck, Nzingha Stewart, and Ava Michelle – copyright. Netflix

What is the run time for Tall Girl?

It has been confirmed that the run time for Tall Girl is 101 minutes.

Will Tall Girl be available to stream in 4K?

With most Originals arriving in 4K, it would be safe to assume Tall Girl will be available in 4K too.

Has Netflix released a trailer for Tall Girl?

A trailer dropped for Tall Girl at the end of August!

When is the Netflix release date?

The Netflix release date for Tall Girl is Friday the 13th of September, 2019!

Will Tall Girl be available to stream in my region?

The Original has been confirmed to be available globally, therefore, no region will be missing out on viewing Tall Girl.

Are you excited for the release of Tall Girl? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.