2 major trends in the show women & the intersection of sex + commodity (shopping): still issues seen today in society, today, we will be focusing on the theme of women & commodity. Opening scene in manhattan hotspot (restaurant) designed for consumption. Much of the show concerns the act of consuming (i. e. fashion, food, bodies, etc. Carries voiceover mentions jaded manhattan palette references that consumers are bored; we"re so accustomed to shopping that new angles (an additional. Rainforest caf ; combines food + rainforest atmosphere that is particularly exciting/entertaining for children. If this were to be fetishized, the bag & its value would be divorced from the labour that produced it. Material goods would salesman"s object of sexual gratification in exchange for the shoes (similar to g. m. when laura trades her hair in place of $ for fruit). Miranda in public and consistently put her on display .