High heels

Australia, 1985

Film

In the 1980’s high heels are back in fashion and women are back in high heels. Why is it feminine to walk in high heels? What does it do to your spine? Does a woman who is helpless need help? What is the appeal of restrictive fashion? And in what way do high heels restrict us? Why do women wear high heels? Written by Alison Tilson.

Credits

producer/director

Sue Brooks

production company

Victorian Women's Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:21:57:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34485

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fashion

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fashion - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fashion designers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Footwear

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Footwear industry

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fashion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fashion - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fashion designers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Shoes - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Body image

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fashion

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fashion - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fashion designers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Footwear

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sex (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Symbolism (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Psychology

History → Women - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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