Think you’ve got what it takes to play the iconic, controversial performance artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti? If so, you’re in luck, because the producers of the upcoming biopic on Tutti, Art Sex Music, are searching for someone to take on the lead role.
“Are you in your 20s open minded and fearless?” reads the casting call, shared by the musician on social media. According to the post, the producers won’t be limiting the search to actors, but also considering performance artists and musicians to play the role.
Announced at the end of January this year, Art Sex Music is based on Tutti’s 2017 autobiography of the same name, which charts her time in the art collective COUM Transmissions, and as a foundational member of the band Throbbing Gristle, which she formed alongside the late Genesis P-Orridge.
The script is a collaboration between Tutti and Andrew Hulme – the filmmaker behind Snow In Paradise and The Devil Outside – who will also direct, with funding provided by the BFI.
“It has got lots of the art in, lots of the sex,” said producer Christine Alderson at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January, as reported by Screen Daily. “It goes through her use of the sex industry.”