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.
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.
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— em (@emmasdaisies) August 30, 2019
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.
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.
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