Well, I don't know if you have been watching the new highly acclaimed
Netflix original series "MINDHUNTER"
It is about the the birth and infancy of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI.
The Basic formation and implementation of the study of serial killers before the
term "Serial" was even used!
They first used the term "Sequence"!
The series is based on a book, and it is a docudrama based on the facts of the
original psychiatrist who helped develop and form this unit for the FBI.
She also gathered funding and gave the unit an academia sort of credibility.
And made the initial study highly respected in academic circles.
This was instrumental to the growth and wider use of the program that is now so widely recognized.
I personally had no idea that it was so new. (1970's) I just assumed that the FBI, Police and CIA had a profiling unit that went much further back. Who knew!!!
The duo in this series, travel around the country and gives classes to local police departments. And they sometimes get involved with local cases, and offer a helping hand. (I don't want to give anything away)
Lets Talk Hair…
Well I have to tell you I was shocked at how poorly the Styling Team has attempted executing the time period properly.
The cars, electronic equipment and the partners hair is the only thing that is spot on.
With the exception of the partner, the hair is mostly wrong.
The main character has his hair cut by instruments and technique's that didn't even exist then.
There are a few mutton chop and messy hair styles on some of the men that are ok.
There were also very popular styling products for the men that are completely absent.
The women so far is just completely off the mark.
The rebel girlfriend is about 60% accurate and I'd say the same thing about the lady psychiatrist.
I don't have an excellent TV but even I can see that the fabric and buttons are ALL WRONG!
The skirt length and shape on the women (I've only seen episode 1-5) is all wrong.
The collar shape, tie shape, patterns, color, suit shape on the men. All wrong.
The over coats on the men are decent.
Funny thing, the local police the hats and jackets are pretty much the same as they are today!
It's too bad that they didn't do their research, or maybe the team is really young and just looked at photo's but still, so wrong.
When I'm Styling for time period events, weddings, parties it is down to the last detail.
For a Netflix production, I'm really shocked at how far they are off.
But not to worry, it is still a binge worthy series and I highly recommend it.
It's a very stylishly produced series, it's just the actual style that they got wrong!!!
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