In this exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the program Faking It of the streaming service Discovery+. They analyse the footage, the premise and the way they try to shoehorn Michael Jackson into an abuser role by way of using debunked and highly questionable footage as the source.
Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 49 – Faking It – MJAS Exclusive” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 27/06/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode49-mjas-exclusive-faking-it/.
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Episode 49 – Faking It
By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu
Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.
Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.