God Save My Shoes: A documentary of women and their relationship to their shoe collections

March 23, 2012
By Sheryl Blasnik

Calling all shoe hoarders… YES ..  You know who you are.

CAID PRODUCTIONS is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical premiere of its latest feature documentary, GOD SAVE MY SHOES in New York City at QUAD Cinema on March 30th. It is the first film that explores the intense relationship between women and their shoes.

God save my Shoes

Written and directed by JULIE BENASRA, “God Save My Shoes” explores why shoes are the most seductive and addictive item in a womanʼs closet and how shoes have become a totem object, outshining all fashion accessories.

To understand the magic power of shoes, “God Save My Shoes” journeyed into womenʼs psyche and closets, examining the psychological, sociocultural, and erotic significance of these objects. The quest to decipher why shoes trigger such fiery emotions among most women (and quite a few men) took the production to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Milan, and Florence to interview those who play a role in the global shoe phenomenon: extreme shoe-lovers and everyday women, fashion historians and editors, psychologists, sex experts, as well as shoe fetishists. “God Save my Shoes” also turned to celebrities such as Fergie, Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland, star designers Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Walter Steiger, Pierre Hardy, Bruno Frisoni, Robert Clergerie, and fashion expert Barbie.

When I started this film, little did I know I was actually going to explore the feminine condition, whether I looked at it from a psychological, historical or sexual angle. Now I just canʼt slip into a shoe the same way I used to”, says Director Julie Benasra.

Witty, glamorous, insightful and sassy, this film proposes an offbeat and captivating answer to the universal, passionate, and sensual relationship between women and their shoes.  A fascinating portrait of the modern woman through the history and cultural significance of shoes—from ancient elevated soles to todayʼs skyscraping stilettos, from Marilyn Monroe to Sex & the City – that reveals how shoes have come to occupy such a pivotal place in pop culture, sexuality and womenʼs lives.

For every theatre ticket of GOD SAVE MY SHOES sold at the QUAD, CAID Productions will donate to Soles4Souls who will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need. Soles4Souls is an established charity that has distributed over 15 million pairs of gently used shoes worldwide.

“God Save My Shoes” is having an exclusive one week run at Quad, NYC from Saturday, March 31st, 2012 until Friday, April 6th, 2012.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at MovieTickets.com

Here is a sneak peek at the Trailer:

(View on You Tube) 

 

Sheryl Blasnik

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