The huge success of Brooke Shields’ “Pretty Baby”

April 18, 2023953 min

The documentary, “Pretty Baby” ranked first in total hours aired in its first week compared to all previous ABC News programs on the broadcaster. Audience data was not released.

Explained by an actress, she casts, a “galvanizing look at actress, model and icon Brooke Shields as she goes from a sexualized girl to a woman discovering her power,” the two-part documentary debuted April 3 on Hulu, following its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. “Her story shows the perils and triumphs of gaining power in a hostile world.”

The documentary, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” is produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content and Ali Wentworth, George Stephanopoulos and Alyssa Mastromonaco of Bedby8. Jacqueline Glover and Jennifer Joseph are executive producers for ABC News Studios. Lana Wilson is a director and executive producer. Christine O’Malley and Jack Turner of Matador Content are producers.
“Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” is produced by Matador Content and BedBy8 for ABC News Studios, which is headed by Vice President Mike Kelley.


“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response to this compelling story that needed to be told, that strikes a chord and that resonates with viewers around the world,” said Kim Godwin, president of ABC News. “I want to thank Brooke Shields for her courage, as well as George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth and the incredible team who worked tirelessly on this project, which is a true testament to the power of ABC News’ first-rate reporting.

“At ABC News Studios, we develop projects that dive into rich archives and celebrate unique stories and iconic figures like Brooke Shields,” said Reena Mehta, ABC News senior vice president of streaming and digital content. “We are always looking to partner with innovative storytellers like the fantastic team that created ‘Pretty Baby.

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