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Ezra Miller for GQ Style,Photography Yoshiyuki Matsumura, styling by Mobolaji Dawodu

Why Ezra Miller wearing make-up for his GQ Style shoot is everything


TextAlex Peters

We need to talk about Ezra

Today, the latest issue of GQ Style hits newsstands with Ezra Miller on the cover and we're obsessed. The editorial shoot for the magazine, shot by Yoshiyuki Matsumura and styled by Mobolaji Dawodu, features Ezra breaking gender expectations and looking hot doing it.   

With Ezra predominantly in womenswear and various shades of vampy lipstick, the shoot was a refreshing example of fluid gender expression and allowed Ezra room for his, self-described, “very strange and fluid expressions.”

In the accompanying feature, Ezra tells interviewer Allie Jones that he identifies as gender fluid saying, “I’m comfortable with all pronouns. I let he/his/him ride and that’s fine.” This is not the first time the openly queer actor has worn make-up. His 2012 Paper Magazine cover saw the actor wearing red lipstick, while more recently he rocked some Fenty Beauty lip gloss on the red carpet for the Beijing Justice League premiere last year.

Make-up has long been used to draw the battle lines of gender norms, but with Chanel recently debuting a men’s line of make-up, Boy de Chanel, Tom Ford’s inclusive lipstick collection, Boys and Girls, last year and Luka Sabbat’s campaign for Milk; we're seeing make-up increasingly being used as a tool for resistance and blurring the boundaries of gender. We hope this is just the beginning.

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