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Upskirt Decade

A vivid and fascinating exploration of the complex and often destructive relationship between the media and female celebrities during the 2000s and its enduring effect

Fleet / Little, Brown
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Author
Sarah Ditum

Synopsis

Upskirt Decade will tell the stories of nine women who defined celebrity in the noughties: how they were devoured by fame, how they attempted to control their own narratives, and how they succeeded or (more often) failed.

They come from every strand of modern fame: pop music, acting, reality TV, WWE wrestling and pornography. Some you’ll think you know already, and some will be less familiar. All represent an aspect of celebrity and the public consumption of women in the twenty-first century.

The Upskirt Decade was hard on its women. Few escaped it without permanent scars, if they survived at all; and even fewer have had the opportunity to rewrite the story imposed on them.

Upskirt Decade will reveal them, neither as victims nor as conniving strategists, but as complex individuals under attack from a vicious and fast-changing media, whose portrayal has shaped the way that all women – famous and otherwise – are looked at today.