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Battle of the Sexes Heads into The Ring in 'The Fight'



Female model comes to blows in stylish film by Great Guns' Douglas Keeve

Battle of the Sexes Heads into The Ring in 'The Fight'

Renowned fashion and beauty director Doug Keeve, whose credits include the Sundance award- winning documentary Unzipped, created his new short ‘The Fight’ in collaboration with Victoria Bartlett of NY fashion label VPL and legendary fashion writer and New York Bon Vivant Glenn O’Brien.

The brand’s stylish active wear-inspired clothing is showcased by Belgian model Hannelore Knuts who comes to blows with boxer Kwame Davis over the course of an unpredictable boxing match between the sexes, with Hannelore landing some increasingly unconventional hooks as Keeve draws out an esoteric take on gender and boxing. Glenn O’Brien who provides the script also co-stars as The Fight’s acerbic commentator.

The film bursts with ideas - moving from straight out punching, to Chaplin homage, to costume changes to dance-offs. It champions women, good clothes, cinema and beautiful imagery.

‘The Fight’ premiered as the featured item of the day on Louis Vuitton’s art showcase website  It has also been shown at Barney’s New York.

Keeve cites the inclusion of women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics as the impetus to set a film celebrating gender equality in the ring: “This fantastical and comedic bout between Hannelore and Kwame gives a nod to women who continue to break boundaries,” says the director.

The film is now set to go live on W magazine from the 20th of March.

Check the film out at:


Director:  Douglas Keeve

Director of Photography:  Eythan Maidhof

Creative Advisor: Richard Pandiscio

Writing:  Glenn O’Brien

Creative Director: Victoria Bartlett

Producer: Douglas Keeve

Producer: Megan Christiansen

Production Manager: Natalie Bayes

Editor: Miriam Fahmy

Editorial Assistant: Patrick McGowan

Set Design: Nathaniel Wojtalik

Musical Director: Ben Brunnemer for KNB Global

Hair: Shingo for Recine

Luxe Hair Oil by Rodin

Make Up: Angela DiCarlo

Hair Assistant: Takemitsu Kajihama

Fashions: VPL

Boxer: Hannelore Knuts

Boxer: Kwame Davis

Announcer: Glenn O’Brien

Thanks to:

Madzack Rassi

Milk Studios


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Categories: Day Wear, Clothing and Fashion

Great Guns London, Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:03:59 GMT