Hideous Histories presents a comedic tour over the past few hundred years, of our obsession with beauty and appearance. Four female comedians take us through the various changes in body and beauty ideals for men and women throughout time to demonstrate that, what is 'in' in terms of the way we look, is never 'in' for long. The fleeting state of body and beauty ideals and the extreme and harmful nature of some of the trends are highlighted through the over-the-top style of this film. This prompts young people to question whether it is worth endangering their physical and psychological health in order to try to live up to the latest body fashions.First broadcast in the Learning Zone as part of the Your Body Your Image series in December 2012.

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