Costume dramas come out and in of fashion within the tradition at massive, however they’re at all times in fashion in my coronary heart. This week’s picks are all collection created by artists, filmmakers, and critics who take clothes, style, and costumes critically. From a historical past of menstruation to a ranking of Barbie film costumes primarily based on historic accuracy and a deep-dive on costume dramas made within the ’90s, there’s a variety of content material, counting on numerous experience, that gives an opportunity to rethink the previous from a brand new perspective. In a world that appears intent on rolling again the rights of ladies so far as they will go, these collection will provide you with a way of the place we’ve been and the place we is likely to be headed once more.
From corsets to consistently being underestimated, ladies have survived so much. Ladies’s Historical past Month could also be lengthy over, however studying concerning the ladies who formed historical past, and people who lived via it, is important each single day of the yr.
In the event you nonetheless need extra on costuming — who doesn’t?! — chances are you’ll need to try our profiles on costume designers Vera Chow and Ayanna James-Kimani.
Listed here are Ladies and Hollywood’s newest podcast and net channel picks.
“Historical past Tea Time with Lindsay Vacation”
With a tagline like “Spilling the tea on historical past,” how might you not be drawn in by this YouTube collection? Not solely does this collection cowl ignored ladies in historical past, it additionally does deep dives on varied queens, explains what a woman in ready really did, and covers LGBT Royal historical past.
In “A Historical past of Plastic Surgical procedure,” Vacation takes us from historical Egypt to India and Ayurvedic medication, rhinoplasty in historical Rome, and medieval food plan surgical procedures. We be taught, for instance, that chopping off the nostril was a typical apply in historical instances as a type of punishment in lots of components of the world — this necessitated the invention of reconstructive surgical procedure.
In the event you ever wished the Historical past channel was extra within the lives of ladies, “Historical past Tea Time with Lindsay Vacation” is for you. Vacation covers typically ignored or seemingly mundane elements of the historic document, from menstruation to bras and corsets, underwear, time, royal weddings, names, and childbirth.
And if audio-only is extra your factor, Vacation simply launched a podcast model of her channel.
Karolina Żebrowska’s YouTube Channel
Karolina Żebrowska’s channel focuses on the historical past of style and has a definite and hilarious standpoint. She frequently covers historic (in)accuracies in movie and tv and works to humanize ladies of the previous in movies like “Issues Victorian Ladies Did Too.”
Żebrowska’s content material seamlessly hyperlinks present web tradition with the previous in movies like “Ladies Obsessed With Fall Again in 1899,” “POV: you’ve met a decide me woman however it’s 1778,” and “a actuality TV feud however it’s Victorian.” These are pleasant historic dramas combined with “SNL”-style skits and Żebrowska has a commanding and hilarious approach of delivering her modern-day traces whereas sporting period-appropriate clothes.
“Interval Drama Queens”
Although this podcast solely has two episodes to date and continues to be discovering its sea legs, the premise and hosts present nice potential. The primary eps cowl interval items made throughout the Nineties, 1996’s “Emma” and 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility.” To not be confused with the equally named “Drama Queens” that includes “One Tree Hill” alumna, this title has “interval” in it for a motive! They’re enjoyable episodes with a number of segments that cowl all the pieces from casting decisions to interval style. Hosted by two mates who stay internationally from each other, the hosts have pure chemistry and clearly love the subject material. Let’s hope extra episodes are coming quickly!
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