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Artists Exploring Gender Identity

By on July 1, 2014
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Music videos, films, digital shorts, and magazine covers are just a few of the forums in which artists have challenged typical gender identities and roles. There are many artists who have examined the theme of “gender bending,” being transgendered and embracing androgyny. Here are some of the boldest, most provocative and memorable explorations and artistic interpretations.

1. Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sid & Nancy

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2. Jared Leto, The Dallas Buyers Club

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3. Felicity Huffman, Transamerica

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4. Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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5. Arcade Fire & Andrew Garfield, We Exist

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6. Johnny Depp, Before Night Falls

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7. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust

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8. Inés Efron, XXY

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9. Jordon Todosey, Degrassi

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10. Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black

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11. James Franco, Candy Magazine

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12. Goldfrapp, Annabel

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13. Alex Newell, Glee

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14. Madonna, What It Feels Like For A Girl

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15. Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry

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16. Toni Cantó, All About My Mother

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17. Chris Sarandon & Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon

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18. Zoé Héran, Tomboy

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19. Annie Lennox

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20. Prince

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Jessica Strickland

About Jessica Strickland

I’m a lady whose ordinary, needs that ‘extra’. With a background in corporate communications, I love the thrill of connecting with audiences and engaging with their interests. I’m fairly certain in a past life I was a mermaid…ok, I’m totally certain. One day I’ll be living ocean side again. I love animals, and my golden retriever puppy Briar, is my pride and joy. @pr_in_heels http://jessandbriarblog.wordpress.com