Now, that's a hellva' transition! On last evening I watched a movie called "Kinky Boots"_inspired by the true story of the shoe factory, WJ Brooks, in Northampton, England owned by the Pateman family.The first records of shoemaking in Northampton England date way back to the 13th century. The trade thrived, in the 17th and 18th centuries, as shoemaking became the area's staple industry and local identity.
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the part of Lola/Simon .OMG!!! that dude
owned that role.My favorite line in the movie was when the Shoemaker & staff were trying to determine what Lola meant when she said, "Sex is in the Heel,make a STILETTO". One of the ladies said "Stiletto's require constant balance from the upper leg causing the muscles of the backside to tense and appear pert & READY for Mating"! Lola wanted this boot...
...instead of this flat heeled boot....
And we all know_'Whatever Lola wants,Lola gets"...Right?
It's Tina Turner Time!
What I didn't know....Stiletto's have been around since the 19th century.As a matter of fact , Andre Perugia (a shoe designer)
began designing ~stiletto~shoes in 1906!!! High heel shoes were worn by "Men & Women COURTIERS".
A nice lilac pair of "Stiletto's" would match his outfit!
"Robert Dudley,1st Earl of Leicester"
The stiletto heel came with the advent of technology using a supporting metal shaft or stem embedded into the heel, instead of wood or other, weaker materials that required a wide heel. As time went on, stiletto heels would become known more for their erotic nature than for their ability to make height. Stiletto heels are a common fetish item. Stiletto heels are particularly associated with the image of the Femme Fatale. They are often considered to be a seductive item of clothing, and often feature in popular culture.
FYI: Stilettos, like all similar high-heeled shoes, give the optical illusion of a longer, slimmer leg, a smaller foot, and overall greater height. They alter the wearer's posture and gait, flexing the calf muscles and making the bust and buttocks more prominent.
FYI: The down-side..they counter the natural functionality of the foot,create skeletal and muscular problems overtime,venous complaints such as pain, fatigue, and heavy-feeling legs, and have been found to provoke venous hypertension in the lower limbs,etc. Stiletto heels concentrate a large amount of force into a small area. The great pressure under such a heel, which has been liken to greater than that under the feet of an elephant, can cause damage to carpets and floors.
Well, I guess they can also be used as a "Self-Defense Weapon" like in the movie.....
Indeed, this was a very interesting movie. Lots of issues on many levels.And the back story is just as interesting. Here's a few links:
This movie_my friends is a far cry from Chiwetel Ejiofor in_ Amistad (1997),12 Years a Slave (2013) ..btw he has 35 Nominations from various groups including The Academy for Best Actor Award,etc...He makes for a "Pretty Woman",indeed!
Lola/Simon v Solomon Northup
Stiletto, I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.~Lita Ford~