Video of violent Myrtle Beach ‘social experiment’ may disturb you

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A video of a “social experiment that was recently filmed in South Carolina is gaining national attention and even sparking an intense debate, according to WMBF.

The video shows a woman walking down the street in popular Myrtle Beach while wearing “stripper garb” and a reflective mask.

Viewers may be disturbed at what happens at around the 10:25 mark.

Director Alli Coates uploaded the video of performance artist Signe Pierce to YouTube earlier this month.

The uploader wrote in the description:

American Reflexxx is a short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Director Alli Coates captured performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask. The pair agreed not to communicate until the experiment was completed, but never anticipated the horror that would unfold in under an hour.

The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America.


  • Belinda

    Such a heart wrenching video. I’ve traveled around the world and I shamefully have to admit the United States loves to pass judgment on gender stereotypes, but you have to remember that took place at the heart of the uneducated and hillbillies.

    • Think Less

      What? Not to many hills in South Carolina and even less at the beach. I heard a bunch of screeching hoodrats and white trash.
      Not much to gather from this since the actor wore some crazy mask and looked like it was some kind of street performance.
      The physical attack was uncalled for in any circumstance, but I don’t think this was related to “gender stereotypes”. More likely the attack was a result of intoxication.

  • J Jabroni

    Trying to justify this as “uneducated hillbillies” or “a result of intoxication” is as much of the problem as this lady being assaulted for no reason! Should Myrtle Beach or the SC authorities truly be offended by this, they should use this as evidence for the prosecution. I opine that this will be swept under the rug and many justicifcations will be suggested however, no justice ever served. Disgusting!!

  • A. L. Luttrell

    Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    The experiment proved what? A bunch of young people acting like jackasses. The actress did nothing wrong. The dress may be provocative and occasionally her dance moves, if she was at the St. Louis Zoo where there are a lot of kids. She was on boardwalk off the shore, people run around in their bathing suites, many are drinking. The mask was what captured everyone’s attention. Did it matter what her face looked like. It shouldn’t have. Not sure there is a morale to the story other than, if you are different from others you are scorned upon.

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