Dove's Latest Film Makes Women Choose If They Are 'Beautiful' or 'Average'

But is the concept overly simplified?

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Over the past decade, Dove has had a laser focus, challenging women's concepts of beauty and championing "real women" to see themselves as beautiful. The brand has received overwhelming praise for its work. But at times its ads can feel treacly, even cloying.

This is one of those times. 

In the new spot below, Dove asks women all over the world to walk through doorways labeled "Beautiful" and "Average." Throughout the three-minute short film, women who originally choose the "Average" label lament doing so—and eventually decide they should have chosen "Beautiful."



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