Matt Tyrnauer’s three-part documentary digs deep into the once-dominant lingerie brand, its place in culture, its relationship with parent company founder Les Wexner, Jeffrey Epstein, and more.
Say this to Victoria’s Secret: The company knew exactly
According to former CEO Cindy Fedus-Fields, Les Wexner, founder of parent company L Brands – who also owned Abercrombie & Fitch, Lane Bryant, Express, Structure, and The Limited – believed that the key to building a successful brand was There was a story that “serves not only as your motivational mechanism but also as your control mechanism.” The lingerie line definitely was that. Maybe it could be a legend about unattainable female physical perfection. which is barely prepared for the gaze of men. But it was coherent, coherent, and extremely flashy in the 2000s and early 2010s.
Tyrnauer’s Three-Part Hulu Documentary Victoria’s Secret
Matt Tyrnauer’s three-part Hulu documentary Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons, on the other hand, has noble intentions. But there is no such clarity of purpose. It is a chronicle of the rise and fall of the brand. Here’s a look at its place in our culture. And behind it lies an exposure of rich, powerful men who inevitably add up—as does the U.S. The richest, most powerful men in the world seem to be — Jeffrey Epstein. But in trying to tie all these threads together at the same time, Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons ends up in a frustrating tangle.
To be fair, it’s easy to understand how a documentary about Victoria’s Secret can get lost in the weeds. You can’t talk about the company’s cultural and commercial dominance in the 2000s and 2010s without talking about it, but you can’t talk about the popularity of the brand without talking about a very specific approach to sexuality. Did it
The Sensationalism of Hulu’s Other Recent Documentary
Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons makes a persuasive argument that the interconnectedness of all these different throughlines is key. Supports your views on the fashion industry to Wexner’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. At this rate, a searing exposé on Jussie Couture could be too far behind Jussie Couture?, it’s ambitious in scope and cool in tone, unlike the scintillating sensation of Hulu’s other recent documentary about a trendy Millennial brand.
Explore the Rabbit Hole, With Victoria’s Secret
But with so many rabbit holes to explore, Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons often seems at a loss as to which one to tackle first. The three-hour-long episodes are not divided by theme or chronology. Rather all installments are divided by the blunt practicality of having the same legible length. The documentary jumps back and forth between concepts and time periods.
Some issues, such as Wexner’s relationship with his mother, are set in an episode that will be revisited later. Others, such as the poor working conditions of the company’s overseas factories or the apparently “cult-like” corporate culture, are briefly picked up and never further explored. Still, others go pure detour: It’s fun to hear this from Martin Izquierdo. The man who designed the wings for Victoria’s Secret runway show. But in context, it becomes just another dubious contextual scrap of information in its endless flow.
Epstein scandal exposed the dark side of the billionaire class
A journalist highlights how the Epstein scandal exposed the dark side of the billionaire class. And his observation is true. There’s no doubt that Wexner and his colleagues would have liked it. That we never get past the shiny, gorgeous aspect of that brand. And there is no doubt that this is why they are worth a closer look.