Zoolander 2 is All wrong

640px-Hi8VideokameraCanonE850So, it’s no secret that Zoolander 2 features a genderqueer “supermodel” called All played by Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.

As Buzzfeed writer Alison Willmore comments:

That Cumberbatch sequence manages to crystallize all of Zoolander 2’s off-target fumblings in one easy moment. It’s a messy scene in which the joke quickly slides from Derek and Hansel’s cluelessness to squirmy panic, right before the three are due to hit the catwalk at a show

So the question one has to ask: has Genderqueer replaced Trans as something to point and laugh at, or have Zoolander’s writers (Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg) merely pointed out that people’s fears and behaviour toward the “differently gendered” is as stupid as the main characters, Derek Zoolander and Hansel.

You be the judge!

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