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Taboos and Subcultures: Ugly
Ugly
Season 9  |  Episode 11  |  SBS Viceland  |  September 25, 2020

Who decides who is beautiful and who is not? Apparently, we all do. Standards of beauty differ across cultures, but it seems human beings may possess an innate preference for symmetrical faces. But imagine living without a face. In Texas, an electrical accident leaves Dallas Wiens' face grossly disfigured, and doctors attempt the first full facial transplant ever in the US. He has to learn to live without eyes, nose, or facial identity. In London, a modelling agency called Ugly shines a light on beauty prejudices and takes the insult out of the word.

Who decides who is beautiful and who is not? Apparently, we all do. Standards of beauty differ across cultures, but it seems human beings may possess an innate preference for symmetrical faces. But imagine living without a face. In Texas, an electrical accident leaves Dallas Wiens' face grossly disfigured, and doctors attempt the first full facial transplant ever in the US. He has to learn to live without eyes, nose, or facial identity. In London, a modelling agency called Ugly shines a light on beauty prejudices and takes the insult out of the word.

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