We’re in the age of liberty and rebellion, that’s for sure.
First we have Proud To Protest – a project by SHOWstudio’s Ruth Hodgen and Gareth Pugh in support of Amnesty International’s campaign to raise awareness for gay and lesbian rights. Ruth, who we know from pretty much every Pugh movie, shot another abstract-black-and-white-metaphoric video for the occasion. Very Pugh-ish indeed. The more interesting part of the project, if you ask me, are the striking 20-seconds videos with emblematic figures such as Kate Moss, Nicola Formichetti, Roskanda Illincic, Stephen Jones and my all-time favourite – Michele Lamy. You can watch them all here. And try to find Lamy *hint: search for the most glassy eyes*.
Number two we have Barney’s latest campaign featuring an entirely transgender cast of beautiful ladies and gents. To be honest I’d never imagine something so modern as intersex rights to float around the strict and classic floors of Barney’s, but that’s only my bad. The very-amazing and very-american Bruce Weber shot the advertorial together with a short movie of testimonials from the ‘models’ and their family. It’s truly inspiring to see people who are so well aware of themselves and the world around them. I mean, besides knowing which sex I’m attracted to, everything else is a bit of a mystery to me, so thumbs up for those guys.