From Power Couples, to Bad Girls; Series Explores More Pop Culture Phenomena in Three New Episodes Returning Monday Nights at 8pm
Pasadena, CA – January 14, 2012 – Sundance Channel will air three new episodes of their popular series, “Love Lust” beginning Monday, February 13th at 8:00pm et/pt. Each hour-long episode will explore some of our pop-culture obsessions including “Power Couples,” “Bad Girls” and “Lingerie.”
Find out why bad girls like Joan of Arc and Madonna have stolen the attention of the world by pushing boundaries, breaking rules and taking control of their own destiny. Later take a glimpse at the tantalizing history of lingerie. From tightly laced Victorian corsets to Vivienne Westwood and the lingerie as outerwear revolution, lingerie has shaped the feminine ideal of each era and woman’s place in society. Lastly, discover why society is captivated by power couples such as Beyonc and Jay-Z and their impact on style, history and dedicated followers. With the help of industry experts, ranging from academics to journalists to branding specialists, Sundance Channel will reveal just how and why subjects ranging from Cleopatra and Mark Antony to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love have come to enthrall the masses.
The experts featured include:
Norah Alberto, Director of Global Publicity, Maidenform
Rebecca Apsan – Author, owner La Petite Coquette
Jennifer Armstrong – Co-founder, sexyfeminist.com
Amanda Dobbins – Associate Editor, Vulture.com
Simon Doonan – Barney’s ambassador-at-large
David Eisenbach – Historian, Columbia University
Cooper Lawrence – Psychologist, author, The Cult of Celebrity
Stacy London – Host, “What Not To Wear”
Natalia Mehlman – Historian, New School
Ivan Menchal – Writer, the Broadway musical “Bonnie & Clyde”
Rita Nakouzi – Trend forecaster, 4.5 Productions
Amy Odell – Senior Editor, nymag.com’s The Cut
Stacey Schiff – Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Cleopatra
Valerie Steele – Director & Curator, The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology
Scott Stoddard – Dean, Fashion Institute of Technology
April Strickland – Anthropologist, NYU
Joe Zee – Star of Sundance Channel’s “All on the Line with Joe Zee”
The schedule for LOVE/LUST is as follows:
Monday, February 13th at 8:00pm et/pt
Angel or devil which do you lust after? There may be something charming and sweet about good girls, but bad girls are the ones that color our fantasies. Whether they are rebels or royalty, suffragettes or spies, our favorite bad girls demand attention by standing up, cracking the whip, and taking control of their own destinies. From iron-fisted rulers to queens of finance to legendary performers, the fierce words, bold deeds and revolutionary style of history’s baddest bad girls broke every mold and changed the world. Experts include Host of “What Not to Wear” Stacy London, “The Cut’s” Amy Odell and Director and Curator of The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele.
Monday, February 20th at 8:00pm et/pt
Take a revealing glimpse at the tantalizing story of lingerie. From tightly laced Victorian corsets to Madonna’s missile-like bras, lingerie reflects the feminine ideal of each era and woman’s place in society. And as the zeitgeist of the times changed through world wars and the sexual revolution, so did the silhouette of its undergarments. Silky, skimpy, floor length, or thigh-high, everything you want to know about a culture is hiding seductively underneath all you have to do is peek. Experts include Maidenform’s Norah Ablerto, Author and owner of La Petite Coquette Rebecca Apsan and Psychologist and author of “The Cult of Celebrity” Cooper Lawrence.
Monday, February 27th at 8:00pm et/pt
From Cleopatra and Mark Antony to Beyonce and Jay-Z, there is no more magnetic a duo than the “power couple”. Superstars in their own right, their allure skyrockets when they join forces. And though they are each an iconic figure in their own spheres, bonded together their impact is immeasurable inspiring dedicated followings, dictating style, and changing the course of history. Alone they captivate us; together they’re unstoppable. Experts include star of “All on the Line with Joe Zee” Joe Zee, Vulture’s Amanda Dobbins and the writer of the musical “Bonnie and Clyde,” Ivan Menchal.
About Sundance Channel
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About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.