• Is the devil really Prada? An uneasy history of fashion as cinema's punchbag

    16 days ago - By The Guardian

    Slaxx, a new indie horror-satire about a pair of murderous jeans, is the latest film to turn fashion into a baddie. The Guardian's film critic thinks it is time to change the story Which professions get a bad press in the movies? TV executives tend to be portrayhed as manipulative and sociopathic. Journalists can be boozy and lazy (although sometimes they're dishy investigative idealists, like Woodward and Bernstein). Nightclub owners are awful. Dentists are creepy. Hotel receptionists are sinister. But if there's one trade that's somehow perennially getting it in the neck on screen, it's...
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