Last year, Jamie Lee Curtis made headlines (and faced significant backlash) for claiming that Everything Everywhere All at Once (EEAAO) “out marvels any Marvel movie”. Today, Lee’s comments continue to ring true.
A24 – the production company behind EEAAO – have announced that they will auction off 43 props and costume pieces from the Oscar-nominated film to the Laundry Workers Center, the Transgender Law Center and the Asian Mental Health Project, proving that, once again, not all heroes wear capes, they wear hot-dog fingers instead.
The props and costumes have been split into three groups to benefit the three different organisations. The 'Laundry and Tax' auction contains Evelyn's (Michelle Yeoh) hot dog costume and her hot dog fingers and will raise money for the Laundry Workers Center, which aims to combat abuses such as landlord negligence, wage theft and exploitative working conditions. The ‘In Another Life’ auction features Jobu’s (Stephanie Hsu) Elvis ensemble and will raise money for the Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organisation in the United States. Lastly, the ‘Mementos from the Multiverse’ auction includes the infamous ‘rockverse’ rock and Auditor of the Month buttplug-shaped trophy to support the Asian Mental Health Project, which educates and empowers Pan-Asian communities to seek mental healthcare. 100 per cent of all the money raised from the auctions will be donated to the respective charities.
This isn't the first time A24 has raised money for charity through these means. In 2020, they auctioned off props and costumes from Midsommar, Uncut Gems and Euphoria to raise $362,875 for the FDNY Foundation, Food Bank for New York City, NYC Health + Hospitals and Queens Community House to support workers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In their second auction in 2021, the production company auctioned off old movie merchandise to support the Vidiots Foundation, which preserves film history, supports the work of up-and-coming filmmakers, and hosts affordable film events and educational programs.
The EEAAO auction opens today (February 23) at 5 pm GMT.
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