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A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”

I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”

I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”

…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.

- Elliott Alexzander

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We had this thought about dressing her a bit wrong, dressing her without quite understanding the nuances about how people dress or the choices people make when they wear clothes. We were kind of using the idea of maybe somebody who had recently immigrated to Britain who was just putting clothes together in a way that wasn’t quite right. It was the kind of gap in what’s obvious to all of us—or to most people—and what isn’t obvious to her—and clothes factored in there.It was quite interesting dressing her and working that out, actually.

It was also important to have her doing one thing, I didn’t want her changing her clothes. I just wanted her to have this one uniform, so it was about what that uniform could be across the whole film. I loved the idea of this pink sweater inside the fur, it felt very much like an insect or inside the wrong continent or something—like a shocking color in that landscape, just incongruous. Then the fur is this practical warm coat to hide another skin, another layer. And then these very femme fatale red lips. this primary colored visage.

Jonathan Glazer on Telling a Story Through Alien Eyes and Bringing His Stunning New Film to Life

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