My meeting with Lisa focused on a different aspect of my research. She was encouraging me to bring denim into referneces in art history and use this metaphor to explain what the culture around jeans are. I had my doubts about the naked body in art history as this metaphor. Then I watched “Requiem for a Dream” and the drug meatphor was like a light bulb. The way the participants described their feelings about their perfect pair of jeans, was similar to descriptions of drugs. The metaphor is to feel better about ourselves, we can use drugs and feel better from the inside out and get the same rush on the outside with jeans.