The image above features Jude Law, a male actor, who will be seen later this year in Sherlock Holmes alongside Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law plays a character called Minx in a film called Rage, directed by Sally Potter.
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.
Okay then. I know this film must have an ‘artsy’ ‘depper meaning’ thing going on but that image scares me a little.
Other cast members include Judi Dench, Steve Buscemi and Eddie Izzard.
RAGE is a tragicomedy seen through the eyes of a boy who becomes a player in a high fashion murder investigation when interviews for his website start to spiral into catastrophe.