This piece is part of a larger series (POP MARXIST: PUT THE CULT IN CULTURE), which examines the ways in which we form relationships with the hyperbolic messages and idealized images glamorized within mainstream international fashion magazines, television, and cinema. We seek solace and in these perceived relationships, however fleeting and artificial. And we construct our own cults (or formations) of beauty, technology, celebrity, upward mobility, etc. around these manufactured ideas and images professed as truths. We do so in an effort to form relationships and to belong and to connect with something larger than ourselves.