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02.04.09 56 Comments

Believe it or not, this is Jude Law, lookin’ all sexy for his role in a film called RAGE.

Part of the subject matter of RAGE is the ugly use of beauty in the pursuit of profit. Drugged by Marketing, sapped by fear of aging, conned by the cult of celebrity… image becomes all.

Jude Law, whose beauty has sometimes been held against him as an actor, made the courageous decision to accept the role of Minx – a “celebrity super-model” 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. [SallyPotter.com via Filmonic]

Ow, okay sorry, I need to end this synopsis before I get tendinitis in my dismissive wank motion elbow.  In any case, I think this roughly translates to: “Hey, ya know what’d make people pay attention to my pretentious masturbation about materialism that’s already been done 1000 times?  A DUDE, dressed like a CHICK!”

Additional question: more terrifying as a woman – Jude Law or John Travolta? I say Travolta.  I still can’t look at that picture without wanting to chop his head off with an axe.

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