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Lynn Hershman's "Desire, Inc." documents a media experiment she created using advertisements featuring a bleached-blonde model, which played with media and cultural fantasies of women. This story comes out slowly through narration by Hershman, the advertisements themselves, the diverse responses of viewers, and interviews with the model, Marion Grabansky.
Date Created
1990
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Video
Program
New Television / New Television
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This episode of "New Television" features "binge," Lynn Hershman's attempt to address "food, obsession, hunger, and deprivation."<br><br> Loosely documenting her attempts to lose weight, Hershman confronts the viewer in a series of overlapping confessional narratives. Almost all are headshots... more
Date Created
1988
Program
New Television / New Television
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This episode of "New Television" features Lynn Hershman's "Desire, Inc."<br> Lynn Hershman's "Desire, Inc." documents a media experiment. Hershman created several advertisements featuring a bleached-blonde model, which played with media and cultural fantasies of women. The advertisements gave a number for viewers to call, and Hershman interviewed some of the respondents... more
Date Created
1990
Program
New Television / New Television
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"[Lynn] Hershman delves into different aspects of truth, illusion, and reality in a quasi-documentary that never lets on exactly where objectivity ends and subjectivity begins... more
Date Created
1989
Program
New Television / New Television
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At the onset of the Lynn Hershman's work, she tells the audience that as a child she used fantasy to escape the abusive reality of her home life, inventing elaborate stories. This introduction casts a shadow of doubt over the stories she proceeds to tell, which includes accounts of attending college at the age of 12, working as a call girl, and spending several years in a hospital on the brink of death... more
Date Created
1986
Media
Video
Program
New Television / New Television
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In "Binge," Hershman confronts the viewer in series of overlapping confessional narratives in her attempt to address issues of "food, obsession, hunger, and deprivation."

Here she recounts her obsession with food, likening her guilty calorific addiction to a secret affair.
Date Created
1987
Media
Video
Program
New Television / New Television