American Experience Riveted: The History of Jeans


Action / Biography / Documentary / History

IMDb Rating 6.2 10 78

Plot summary

July 22, 2022 at 05:40 PM


Michael Bicks

Top cast

Marion Ross as Self - Narrator
David McCullough as Self - Narrator
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
486.23 MB
English 2.0
29.97 fps
12 hr 52 min
P/S 0 / 2
900.76 MB
English 2.0
29.97 fps
12 hr 52 min
P/S 0 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by NellsFlickers 4 / 10

A Limited History is More Like It...

If you are looking for an actual history of blue jeans, don't bother with this "documentary". Instead of a history covering all aspects of the topic, this show spends more time discussing a one-sided social and political aspect of jeans. Instead of discussing how they have been manufactured through the years, we are told about slavery relating to Indigo dye. Instead of discussing the history of the major manufacturers, we are told they either were or were not made by black labor. One moment they say jeans were almost exclusively worn by black slaves in America, then we are told EVERYONE did, even the Chinese railroad workers. Wearing jeans were a symbol of rebellion for civil rights fighters in the 1960s, were a slap in the face to rich whites when worn by rappers, etc. What about jean culture in other countries? Not covered. While it is good to learn different things about a topic, it is very obvious that in this case PBS cared more about race than the overall history of blue jeans.

Reviewed by gordean 1 / 10

Another hour long white apology

The title is very attractive, but regrettably the substance is framed within a racial lens. It's disturbing that this was funded with taxpayer dollars and disappointing that the actual history of jeans and denim took up about 10 cumulative minutes-the rest was dedicated to differences in race and class. The brushed up against the tip of the iceberg of the 1960s, but shifted focus to the civil rights movement and landed on black rappers in the 90s. "People started actually verbalizing what everyone had known for a hundred years... that blue jeans are sexy" was one of the cringiest, most poorly timed and ridiculously canned moments in this disaster which I regrettably cannot recommend to anyone who's looking for a legitimate historical perspective on jeans or denim.

Reviewed by yowilwasup 2 / 10

Blue Jeans and and a whole lot more... mostly bad.

Once you get through the obligatory liberal white guilt and the use of ancient slavery history to bludgeon the audience there really isn't much there. 15 min in the real story begins to be told. So in.teresting facts about racism in the manufacturing process are explained then later on some interesting facts on diversity or the lack there of are explored. Oh yeah jeans, this is a story about jeans.... i think. Well jeans and misogyny that is. Women's rights through jeans.. apparently.

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bqcarroll July 26, 2022 at 02:43 pm

This documentary feels more like a movie about racial oppression than the history of jeans. Admittedly I turned it off about 1/2 way through and it started it on discrimination of women.

Gunt_Bucket profile
Gunt_Bucket July 23, 2022 at 04:08 am

Woke BS

JiveSamba profile
JiveSamba July 23, 2022 at 12:25 am

It's impossible to tell the history of just about anything without bringing in racial oppression. Tha's not woke, that's just reality. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, endulge good sirs.

bijan profile
bijan July 22, 2022 at 11:42 pm

Pure BS aka PBS

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voiceofrevolt July 22, 2022 at 07:39 pm

They have to bring in racial oppression ... Woke agenda.