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Bra Wars

52' (ENG), 90' (GER, FRE, ITA)
Bra Wars discovers the exciting interactions between Hollywood's dream factory and the item of clothing.

A bra is a phantasm, a promise of what is underneath. Hollywood’s dream factory knew how to profit from this promise. They created individual lingerie for their movie goddesses and presented it publicly at its best. Divas became role models and the lingerie items became drafts for the mass production.

Bra Wars features fashion designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Chantal Thomass, actresses like Debi Mazar ("Batman Forever"), actors like Stephen Dorff ("Somewhere") and Michael Madsen ("Kill Bill"), models like Eva Padberg, pornstars like Cicciolina and Kitten Natividad, Authors and Film Historians like Camille Paglia and James Hosney and legendary directors like Russ Meyer.

The documentary is about the cross relation of lingerie, pop and movies and will discuss lingerie, bras and sexy outfits as a symbol of female sexuality and how it is used, perceived and shown in the movies.

It will be explored through modern and traditional lenses and will be discussed as an empowering, dis-powering and controlling tool for both sexes.
Examples from Louise Brooks, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, Nicole Kidman and others will be shown in interviews with film directors, actresses, artists and film historians.


Original Title: Bra Wars
Year: 2014
Length: 52' (ENG), 90' (GER, FRE, ITA)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Hermann Vaske
Produced by: Hermann Vaske's Emotional Network, ZDF/arte

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