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Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Uneven docu mixes mature, violent themes with sexy imagery.

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Victoria's Secret Documentary About Bad Work Place As Models And Company Itself

Why this documentary is teaching why this idiot (former CEO) comment that he do not include the transgender and plus size in VS fashion show I was talked about this documentary is good to watch about i was about misogyny is bad It was sad about fashion show cancelled in 2019 In 2021 Victoria's Secret has rebrand because of VS Collective (new Angels) are more inclusive and diversified people including mamy celebrities and sportmen

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Educational value
Great role models
Too much sex

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The uneven docuseries chronicles Victoria's Secret's meteoric rise as a popular global brand, and how sexism and scandal eventually brought it down. Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons discusses how CEO Les Wexner's focus on retail and mass consumption, and chief marketing officer Edward Razekto's push for strategies to elevate the brand, created a hugely profitable formula during the 1990s and early 2000s. It also looks at how they eventually failed to meet a new generation's consumer demands for inclusivity, body positivity, and anti-sexism while continuing to reinforce a patriarchal culture in the workplace. As part of this conversation, the evolution of the VS marketing narrative is showcased, and demonstrates how the brand transformed its story about a proper, educated fictive Anglo-French woman named (surprise!) Victoria to stories driven by male sexual fantasy and, in the case of tweens and teens, FOMO ("fear of missing out"). The role of fashion models throughout this process, and how they went from being iconic "Angels" to examples of how out of touch Wexner and Razekto became with the average consumer, is also addressed.

All of this is interesting, but the problem is that Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons tells two almost completely different tales by dividing each installment between this historical overview and the odd connections Jeffrey Epstein had to Wexner. In fact, by the end of the series, it is so focused on Epstein, and the many speculations about this relationship, that one almost forgets that the series is about Victoria's Secret. Nonetheless, if you like documentaries, particularly those focused on popular culture, you will appreciate much of what it has to offer.

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