Friday, February 6, 2009

Freaky Friday...Transgender RAGE


If you already saw this image, then you know who this is...but if you haven't seen this yet, you might be surprised, just like I was... Give up guessing?
Then, read on...




It's Mr. Jude Law, who supposedly discovered his feminine side playing a transgender supermodel, complete with wig and lots of glamour goo, in his new movie RAGE, a tragicomedy about the effects of globalisation in the age of information. His eyes look hauntingly lovely with all the liner, doncha think?

Director Sally Potter said:
"Jude, whose beauty has sometimes been held against him as an actor, made the courageous decision to accept the role and took on a kind of hyper-beauty for this persona, a 'female' beauty which gradually unravels as the story unfolds.

"Strangely, the more he became a 'she', coiffed and made-up - the more naked was his performance. There was great strength in his willingness to make himself vulnerable. It was an extraordinarily intense part of the shoot."

Part of the subject matter of RAGE is the ugly use of beauty in the pursuit of profit. Seduced by marketing, overtaken with the fear of aging and deceived by the significance society makes of celebrity... image becomes all.

Definitely sounds like a flick we'd want to see...


12 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

whoa. He sure is pretty??

I like the premise of that movie, I'll be checking that out for sure.

Smiles, Karen

Smashgirl said...

that is shocking, I would of never guessed it was him!

TMCPhoto said...

At first glance I thought it was a photograph of Carol Pope, the singer from the Canadian 80's new wave band Rough Trade.

Mr Law makes a beautiful Transgender person. I'll keep my eyes open for the movie

Bee and Rose said...

Whoa nellie! I wouldn't have figured that out in a gazillion years! Sounds like an interesting flick:)

Petra said...

Yeah, he is definitely reminiscent of a goth chick from the 80s, huh?

OliveStreetStudio said...

No way...I wouldn't have guessed it's him, but now that Iknow, can see his face.

andrea said...

Wow,no I hadn't seen that before!How interesting!

Carolyn said...

You know, some men make lovely women. Remember Patrick Swayze in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar? Great movie that.

Randomocity said...

Wow....he looks good...better than me...

Sudha said...

My God is she a man I would not have guessed if I had not read your post..H(sh)e is really gorgeous lol :))

Marbella Designs said...

wow, amazing! He is a beautiful man, so not as a woman.

Aik said...

I can't tell she's a he!