We see Jodi facing some tough tall girl problems, like having to fold over to get to her locker, being called names like "Sasquatch", and of course, trying to find a fitting crush who is taller than her.
This is when Swedish exchange student Stig (Luke Eisner), who is VERY TALL, transfers to their school. Unlucky for Jodi, the ~popular~ girl has already called dibs.
Disney star Sabrina Carpenter is also featured in the movie, playing Jodi's older sister Harper, the "normal" beauty-queen that Jodi is always comparing herself too.
Thankfully for Jodi, she is surrounded by good friends (played by Griffin Gluck and Anjelika Washington).
"Ava knows on such a personal level what it is like to be told 'you’re too tall,'" director Nzingha Stewart told Teen Vogue. "Ava uses every sensitivity, every time she’s been hurt for being 'too tall' and puts it on screen so that the audience can really feel Jodi’s experience and understand her awkwardness, timidity, and how powerful it is for her to stand up and say 'I’m enough. Just the way I am.'"
If you're not a "tall girl", Ava told the publication that the movie tackles other issues like bod
"Us tall people can finally have something we can relate to, but it's not just about being tall," Ava says. "It's about anyone's insecurity. We all have that one thing, or those hundreds of things, that we wish we could change."
Tall Girl premieres on Netflix September 13