Part 1 of BODY TYPED

How do perfected images of female beauty effect how men see real women? And, how we see ourselves?

Epstein's quirky, quietly radical film shows consciousnesses being raised right on camera, as Dee Dee learns that "my man had a lot of wet dreams, to a lot of false images". A riveting examination of how retouching has enforced an utterly unrealizable standard of female beauty, even at street level.

THE GUARDIAN
Synopsis: 

Dee-Dee, a Brooklyn barber covers his wall with magazine pin-ups of women. He wishes that real women could look more like the images on "his wall of beauty." However, when Dee-Dee is introduced to the art of photo-retouching, his perceptions of beauty are called into question. WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES is a Sundance award-winning documentary film, that uses humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. The goal of this film is to start discussions about body image issues.

Key Areas: Body Image Films, Media Literacy, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Educational Films

"This film makes the study of society and the media relevant to students by speaking to their everyday experiences and inspires them to speak as well -- guaranteed to spark lively classroom conversations." Astra Taylor, Dept. of Sociology SUNY New Paltz

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THE BODY TYPED DVD includes all 3 short films on physical perfection:

- WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES (12 Min.)

- THE GUARANTEE (11 Min.)

- 34x25x36 (8 Min.)

and DVD extras including the NY Times Video Op-Ed "Sex, Lies and Photoshop"

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