Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop (2005)

TV Shows. December 19, 2010 by denisbul.

Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop (2005)
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Genre: Documentary

Directed by: Benjamin Whalley
Starring: Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Richard Fairbrass

Four-part documentary series that tells the story of British pop music and our changing attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality. The 1980s was the decade of flamboyant pop in a politically-divided Britain, as New Romantics like Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran set the tone. Disco hit the mainstream and then a new disease changed the rules. By the late 80s Britain's sense of masculinity had taken a hammering and it was girls on top.

Episode 1: Love Me Do
New series investigating the music revolution of the past 40 years, and its links to the British fascination with sex and gender. The first programme looks at the 1960s, when the popularity of groups like the Beatles and pop icons such as Cilla Black, Marianne Faithfull and Sandi Shaw went hand in hand with a new generation of assertive fans. The decade also saw the rise of camp in the form of Brian Jones and Mick Jagger.

Episode 2: Oh You Pretty Things
Exploring the glam rock sound of the 1970s, when pioneers Marc Bolan and David Bowie made make-up on men fashionable. Led Zeppelin's heavy rock with its macho image upset the burgeoning feminist movement, while punk and disco's origins also fell within the decade. With contributions by Siouxsie Sioux, Germaine Greer, Malcolm McLaren and Robin Gibb.

Episode 3: Tainted Love
The musical and sexual preferences of the flamboyant 1980s, when New Romantic bands, including the Human League, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club and Duran Duran, conquered the charts. Awareness of Aids began to grow, and by the end of the decade the nation's concept of masculinity had been eroded, with girls gaining the upper hand.

Episode 4: Wannabe: The 90s
The changing attitudes of the 1990s, when Manchester became the centre of the pop music universe and young people began shedding their inhibitions. With contributions by Norman Cook, Melanie Chisholm, Shirley Manson, Richard Fairbrass, Germaine Greer and Melanie Brown.

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