racechanging: factual entertainment

Racechanging: Factual entertainment

Factual entertainment emerged from the never-neverland that exists somewhere between the totally entertainment-orientation of ‘reality’ TV and the informative intent of the dramatised documentary. It claims to inform and entertain by putting a member of the public (or sometimes a celebrity) in someone else’s shoes by changing their appearance for a day (or even ‘living’ the role for a month).

Regardless of the ethics, educational or entertainment value of these shows they arguably pose a unique challenge to makeup artists to produce a transformation capable of working in ‘real-life’ situations.

There is, of course, a completely different genre of celebrity fakeover where the transformation is played purely for laughs.