Marlene Strauss & Nev Schulman – Love and Lies: Then and Now


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Schulman coined the term “catfish” for a person who creates a false online profile to trick people into falling for them. His grandmother, who has been a featured speaker at the Met for the past 25 years, argues this has been going on for millennia. After all, didn’t Zeus pretend to be a swan in order to seduce Leda? They’ll illustrate their arguments with slides and film clips for further edification.

Join noted art historian Marlene Strauss and her grandson Nev Schulman, the host and executive producer of MTV’s Catfish, for a witty discussion about dating and deception — and the lies lovers have told each other through the ages.