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PHOTO: Tilda Swinton Kills It As Drag Diva For Candy Magazine

When we first saw the cover of the new issue of Candy, a the daring trans style bible, we thought it was Alison Goldfrapp or Florence Welch. It wasn’t until we read the description that we realized it was the very divine Tilda Swinton (Chronicles of Narnia, Orlando).

The ginger Amazon appears in a feature for “The Extra Extravagance Issue,” styled by Jerry Stafford and photographed by Xevi Muntane. Other photo features include a pregnant-male-model spread and lanky boys in dresses.

Past issues of Candy have featured James Franco and Chloe Sevigny in drag.





Source: Candy via The Fashion Spot. Photo: Xevi Muntane/CandySource: Candy via The Fashion Spot. Photo: Xevi Muntane/Candy

On:           May 20, 2012
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    • DenverBarbie

      Tilda Swinton is amazingly hot and fierce, and kills it at everything she does!

      May 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kate Bushwhacked

      yeah perfect

      May 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein

      Tilda RULES!

      May 21, 2012 at 8:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • !what the F**K!!!!

      SHE ROCKS HARD!and just as an aside, a friend, who knew her years ago, says she is one of the nicest people he’s known.. which is quite a compliment.

      May 21, 2012 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ginasf

      Candy has zero to do with any part of the trans community. If anything, it’s about thoughtlessly appropriating trans people’s experiences for a bunch of fashion whores and cis gay men. I like Tilda Swinton, she’s a wonderful actress, but the concept of female-assigned-at-birth doing femme drag is boring and NOT in any way challenging to society (yes, Ana Matronic, that means you too). To call this a “trans bible” is just being clueless.

      May 21, 2012 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69

      Never read the mag, so I can’t judge, but Tilda Swinton is beautiful! I loved her in Constantine playing the angel Gabriel, and if she had dick I’d let her have me in a second; hell, I’d hop on her in a second even though she doesn’t!

      May 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jase

      @Ginasf: I find it more irritating that they use “drag” and “trans” synonymously when they’re not even close to the same thing.

      May 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dr. Dick

      @Ginasf: I think/hope there’s more to it than that. What about sexual fluidity? What about androgyny? Maybe they are trying to subvert the binary-gender system that clearly doesn’t work in favor of something looser and freer?
      Just putiin it out there….

      May 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69

      Here, here for androgeny! Best of both worlds and all that, makes me glad to swing both ways!

      May 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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