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Chloe Sevigny : “I Cried Every Day” Wearing Prosthetic Penis

I cried every day when they put it on. You know, I’m ample-chested and I have this on. I felt very exposed, and it was hard, very hard, having people so close to your personal parts anyway—who you’re not sleeping with —for an hour-and-a-half each day, to put it on.  Then looking in the mirror… it was weird. I was lonely and I felt really unattractive. I was confused about my desirability—was I desirable?— in having put that on, and having men see me with that on.

I think it might be one of the most extreme roles I’ve done, yes. I’ve never really worked with prosthetics. I’ve never done any fantasy or anything weird. Then again, if people can believe what’s her-name in Avatar, hopefully they can believe me as a pre-op.”

Actress Chloe Sevigny (the real Chloe Sevigny), discussing her role as a trans assassin in the UK drama Hit & Miss, in Culture magazine.

Photo: Matthew Wedgwood

By:           Dan Avery
On:           May 18, 2012
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  • 25 Comments
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      Ms. Sevigny is a fantastic actor. Any role that causes this much discomfort should be set aside.

      May 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MKisNE
      MKisNE

      She’s really getting back to her roots playing meaty(no pun, a little pun) roles. Can’t wait.

      May 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn
      Marie Cohn

      Blowing, on camera, bug-eyed Vinnie Gallo, apparently, was not “anything weird.”

      May 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      @Marie Cohn:

      +1

      May 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      Hets playing gay; females playing MtoF transgendered roles–Where are all the queers that anti-gay bigots claim populate the entertainment business? None of them appear to actually be working, and the closet cases are all too busy harassing male spa attendants.

      May 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AEH
      AEH

      Oh, my god. It’s just a prosthetic.

      May 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Basch
      Basch

      @Marie Cohn: Yeah, seriously. So she cried and felt so weird about this yet she was able to blow a guy on camera. Cool.

      May 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shelleybear
      shelleybear

      Steven Mackintosh Portrayed a transwomen in “Different for Girls”. Peter Outerbridge in Better Then Chocolate”. Both were more believable then cis women who have played transwomen.
      Just saying. That’s all.

      May 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Oh, you poor poor dear. Yet you have no compunction about walking around with that awful hairstyle.

      May 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cynthia_Lee
      Cynthia_Lee

      just a taste of what it is like for a preop transwoman her entire life

      except with the preop, she doesn’t get to remove the offending apendage at the end of the day

      May 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad
      Chad

      Come on penises aren’t that bad, I mean they grow on you after a while.

      May 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lifer
      Lifer

      @Marie Cohn.

      Also, not a prosthetic, as she has just confirmed.

      May 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • me
      me

      @ Chad…. LMAO!!!! Even “inside” you, given half a chance.

      May 19, 2012 at 1:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Schlukitz
      Schlukitz

      And how much money did she get paid to put that prosthetic penis on for one and a half-hours each day?

      She could have just refused the part if it offends her so.

      Just sayin’.

      May 19, 2012 at 6:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geri
      Geri

      @shelleybear: What about Jaye Davidson in the Crying Game? A “no-op” rather than a “pre-op”.

      May 19, 2012 at 6:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stupid
      Stupid

      I think she’s identifying with the pain that transsexuals feel about being born with the wrong parts. … That makes sense to me. Anyway. … I would totally let strap-on Chloe pound me.

      May 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok
      Oh, ok

      @jason: I laughed pretty hard because I was thinking that too.

      May 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherM
      ChristopherM

      She should cry on a daily basis given the bullshit she usually puts on.

      May 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fred
      Fred

      Come on guys, give her a break. Imagine having something you felt you weren’t supposed to have. Puts things into perspective about the life of trans person.

      May 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fred
      Fred

      @Fred: *a trans-person.

      May 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen
      Stephen

      Wow, you all SUCK. She’s getting into a character, feeling the dysmorphia first hand. She’s an ally, and a good one. Why all the hate? Good for her for taking on this role.

      May 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeUK
      MikeUK

      I agree with Stephen post #21.

      May 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shelleybear
      shelleybear

      In my case, it’s not hate.
      I simply think it would be truer to have had a transwomen in the role.
      How is that hate?

      May 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen
      Stephen

      I dunno, Shelleybear, how do you feel about a transwoman playing a cis woman? The sword cuts both ways.

      May 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shelleybear
      shelleybear

      @Stephen:

      I disagree.
      How many role are there for transgendered characters in films, vs how many for cis characters?
      One won’t make a difference in a few hundred film, but a trans role in a film numbering in the (at best) single digits
      Well, you see my point.

      May 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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