More Fashion DVDs and podcasts for class

So below is the list of media I’m thinking of showing for my class as discussed in Tuesday’s post. I loved Julia’s find of the BBC‘s site Thread and will use lots of the short-form videos, but the documentary Blood, Sweat, and T-shirts, about London teens working in sweatshops to learn about their clothes, doesn’t seem to be available on DVD yet. Unless someone knows differently? So check out my list and let me know if you have better suggestions as I haven’t finalized anything yet.

I’d like the best possible body modification video, there are so many and I don’t have time to view all before class so if you know which one is good let me know. Also, something about plastic surgery would be good. All I can find are horror stories and I don’t want to do that to my students at 8:30 am before we’ve all finished our coffee. Also, there are tons of things on Wal-Mart, including one from Penn and Teller which isn’t on my list–not sure which would go over best.

Some of these flicks I’m only showing parts of for length or appropriateness.

FLY: Words Remembered
Lagerfeld Confidential
Maxed Out
Beauty in a Jar
Fat: What No One Is Telling You
Thin
Body Art
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton
Scratch the Surface
Just for Kicks
The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA
Mardi Gras: Made in China
Bling
Is Wal-Mart Good for America?: Frontline
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Tattooing
The Legend of Leigh Bowery
A Celebration of Body Art

Also, I subscribe to a fun podcast called Streetstyles (I think) which is like a live version of Satorialist and other street fashion blogs and this one does mini-interviews with the wearers featuring international locations.

-Monica

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