We Are Sexy
We are Sexy is an intimate, punk, and gutsy representation of the wide spectrum of female sexiness featuring 60 year old female bodybuilder, Lauren Powers, a recently transitioned trans woman, stripper, femme LGBTQ couple, retired ballerina, plus-sized dominatrix, and a femme sapiosexual. Each of these daring women shared what makes them feel sexy and their responses represent the different tempos, textures and identities of female sexuality, with no holding back.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
Director: Emily Elizabeth Thomas
Executive Producer: Rebecca Niles
Executive Producer: Sonya Klinger
Executive Producers: Geno Imbriale, Corwin Carroll
Production Company: ArtClass
BTS & Teaser Video: Ira Groza
DP: Lidia Nikonova
Producer: Kira Vykhodtseva
Production Manager: Dimitry Bocharov
Production Design & Wardrobe: Vera Jigalova
Gaffer: Gionatan Tecle
Grip: Austin Deats
1st AC: Yaroslav Golovkin
Wardrobe Assistant: Ksenia Sharonova
Hair & Make Up: Morgan Anderson
Casting: Gustavo Oliver
Directors Statement from Emily Elizabeth Thomas
The project of my career is to tell visual stories that are distinctly from the perspective of the woman, through the woman’s gentle yet defiant gaze. My work is unencumbered by our long visual history of being gazed at, represented and reproduced through the eyes of men. My work is a safe space for women to be who they are, whatever that may mean.
WE ARE SEXY is my manifesto on female sexuality. I’ve created an intimate, punk, and gutsy representation of the wide spectrum of female sexiness. My manifesto on sexiness features a 60 year old female bodybuilder, recently transitioned trans woman, stripper, femme LGBTQ couple, retired ballerina, plus-sized dominatrix, and a femme sapiosexual. To each of these daring women I’ve asked “what makes you feel sexy?” and allowed them to respond both authentically and visually.
Their responses represent the different tempos, textures and identities of female sexuality, with no holding back.