Susannah Hewlett
Lorraine and Alan's Straightening Salon by Hewlett and Eaton
A Duckie Gay Shame commission 2008
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The Straightening Salon satirises the idea of sexual reprogramming interventions and normative gendered imagery - presenting a bleak overview of the straight aesthetic.

Strapped to a chair in The Straightening Salon, participants are shown a series of postcard images from the twilight world of the heterosexual.

To finalise the re-programming process Lorraine and Alan carry out intimate one to one treatments on men and women respectively.

Women are made to slow dance with Alan to 'A Lady in Red'. Lorraine lap dances for the men to Calvin Harris' ' The Girls' forcing each client to sing along............





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