Our love for exposé and dramatic docuseries knows no bounds—from the Framing Britney Spears documentary to the murder mystery of the Cecil Hotel, we just can't get enough. Now Victoria's Secret is getting its own doc, which will investigate the good, the bad, and what went wrong for the most famous lingerie brand in the world.
Victoria's Secret was once the most well-known lingerie retailer on the planet, with an annual fashion show that seemed like a right of passage for leggy models wanting to turn themselves into household names. But once the world began demanding more diversity and functionality, Victoria's Secret did not answer that call. That's not to mention the stream of controversies and accusations that have hit the bra-and-pantie brand in recent years.
Unlike conscious companies like Rihanna's Savage X Fenty that has been praised for their diversity and inclusivity, Victoria's Secret has been hit with numerous claims of toxicity and misogyny in the workplace.
Journalist and filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer, known for his work on The Reagans and Studio 54, will helm the three-part docuseries, entitled The Rise and Fall of Victoria's Secret. Production has already begun and the series is slated to air on Hulu in 2022.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will use "first-hand accounts and deep investigative research" to go behind the scenes on the lingerie giant. The doc will explore the inner workings of the company, how it rose to international fame, and its subsequent decline. It will also look at the history and beginnings of the brand, and all the controversies involved with it, including its CEO Leslie Wexner.
The brand was founded in 1977 by Roy Raymond in California and bought by Leslie Wexner, a close friend of Jeffrey Epstein, in 1982. Wexner stepped down in 2020, telling investors that he had "enormous regret for the advantage that was taken of many young women."
The documentary will shed further light on the nuts and bolts of the brand, and have first-person interviews on what it was like to work at a brand plagued by accusations of toxic environments and misogynistic behaviors.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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