Day: June 20, 2020

The baffling world of celebrity workout videos

Camp genius: Vintage workout videos by Angela Lansbury, Linnea Quigley, Cher, Jane Fonda, Alyssa Milano and Mark Wahlberg
Camp genius: Vintage workout videos by Angela Lansbury, Linnea Quigley, Cher, Jane Fonda, Alyssa Milano and Mark Wahlberg

Angela Lansbury slips off her robe and eases herself into a bubble bath. “I think femininity and sexuality go hand in hand,” the Murder, She Wrote star gushes, her toes curling as she splays her legs out of the tub. “It used to be thought that women lose interest in sex after menopause, but now we know that just isn’t true.” To drive home her point, she proceeds to plunge her hand beneath the bubbles, her head rolling back in ecstasy.

This is from Lansbury’s Positive Moves – not specialist pornography but an exercise video that’s been immortalised today in weirder corners of the internet. Lansbury’s video is a well-intentioned one, targeted towards the over-fifties and preaching the importance of self-love and keeping fit. It’s also deranged, just as so many celebrity

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