A new video starring Cynthia Nixon narrating a piece of writing from Camille Rainville is going viral.
The video, called Be A Lady, has Nixon reading out an endless and contradictory list of messages women and girls are told from pretty much puberty:
The video appears to be promotional material for Girls Girls Girls, a magazine promising to “bring back a time when women in fashion were all about the polish, the luxury and the total fantasy”. Many of the images used in the video are photoshoots from the magazine itself, and somewhat dilute the message. The video is powerful, but it’s not clear how the magazine is working to promote the message from the video. If anything, it looks like it’s working against it.
Not that they'd care. The video has been viewed more than two million times, so is clearly working for the magazine – it celebrated achieving more than 195,000 Instagram followers off the back of it ...
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