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Beneath the Lingerie

2012 • 52' • French & English

Poster of Beneath the Lingerie

Director(s): Alex Gary • Producer(s): Les Films Jack Fébus • Coproducer(s): Stylia RTL Belgium • Format(s): HD

100, 400, 500, 1000 dollars for a complete outfit and sometimes a lot more… women the world over no longer hesitate at spending a small fortune on bras and panties. Lingerie is one of the rare sectors that is not suffering from the crisis. They’re innovating with new textiles, shapes are changing and trends are increasingly naughty. What is even more surprising is that one can now tell the condition and behaviour of a society by taking a closer look at its market in panties and suspender belts. In the Emirates, women make up for their austere outer clothing… by wearing ultra-daring underwear. In France they insist on the highest quality of lace and other materials. In the United States practicality takes precedence over aesthetics and in Russia lingerie is the ultimate trump card in seduction. How did lingerie become the mirror of a society and does it reveal the evolution of women on different continents? An investigation beneath the lingerie…

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