The Mullet Chronicles

Institute History

  • 2001 Sundance Film Festival


Led all over the country by our host, Matthew Bose, we search for the mullet. Long in back and short in front, this hairstyle is emblematic with the freedom of noncommitment. Lauded for its manageability, its practicality, and its irrefutable style, the mullet has come to symbolize bikes, lesbians, and country singers across America and perhaps the world.


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