Victoria’s Secret is getting its own documentary. Titled “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons,” the three-part docuseries detailing the lingerie empire’s rise and fall is coming to Hulu on July 14, after first premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 18. The show is directed by Matt Tyrnauer, an award-winning journalist known for directing documentaries exploring the life of Valentino Garavani and Studio 54.
“Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” will go behind the scenes of the brand’s meteoric success and subsequent downfall, as well as provide insight into its former CEO, Les Wexner. While a trailer has yet to be released, the series logline is quite intriguing. “Truth is not what it seems; as the underworld of fashion, the billionaire class, and Jeffrey Epstein are revealed to all be inextricably intertwined with the fall of this legendary brand,” it reads.
Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show came to an end in 2018 after a 23-year run, with promises to evolve the brand’s messaging following years of criticism over its lack of body diversity. The show’s viewership dropped drastically then, when former CMO Ed Razek defended the lingerie giant’s problematic casting practices. When asked about the fashion show’s homogeneous model selection, Razek said “transsexuals” shouldn’t go down the VS runway “because the show is a fantasy.”
Since then, Victoria’s Secret has revamped its direction. In June 2021, the company announced it was no longer using the term “Angels” and was partnering with influential individuals across various industries instead, including Megan Rapinoe, Priyanka Chopra, Eileen Gu, and Paloma Elsesser.
“Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” joins a documentary examining another controversial fashion brand of the early aughts, “White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch,” which debuted on Netflix earlier this month. Watch this space as we find out more about what the feature will entail.
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