With the release of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, queer actor Ezra Miller is back where he belongs: on the red carpet.
Miller, who came out as queer in 2012, recently told Hollywood Reporter: “Queer just means no, I don’t do that. I don’t identify as a man. I don’t identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human.” Certainly, Miller’s style has been no stranger to his queerness. The actor has been busy simultaneously promoting the new Fantastic Beasts film whilst challenging gender ideals with his iconic looks.
In July of this year, Miller arrived at Comic-Con as a sexy version of the Mario Kart character Toadette. Miller is part of two of the world’s biggest franchises – well known for his roles as the Flash in Justice League, as well as Credence in the Fantastic Beasts series. As such, the actor, and his looks have become a Comic-Con staple in recent years. This year’s outfit was almost entirely pink lingerie, completed with a giant mushroom head.
Earlier this month, Miller wore a padded PVC gown to the Paris premiere of Fantastic Beasts. Complete with a hood and cape, the all-black Moncler moment drew a range of comparisons on social media – from a Dalek cosplay, to a human sex toy, to a sexy Mitchelin man.
Miller continued to flirt with haute couture at the UK premiere, proudly donning an all-white Givenchy look. The actor’s love for Harry Potter screamed through the Hedwig-inspired, feathered outfit, with details such as the text of the killing curse ‘Avada Kedavra’ on his hands.
Ezra Miller recently became the latest Playboy star, for the magazine’s December edition. Armed with an array of high heels, fishnet tights, and Dangerous-Woman-esque bunny ears, Miller takes a well-aimed shot at the gender binary in popular culture. Here, more than ever, lipstick-wearing Miller plays with ideals of gender.
‘challenging the gender binary with one iconic fashion moment at a time’
We can guarantee many more red carpet moments in the future as, with The Flash in 2021, Miller is set to be the first openly queer actor to lead a superhero film. Ezra Miller is the superqueero we need, challenging the gender binary with one iconic fashion moment at a time.
Article images courtesy of @givenchy, @imezramiller, @moncler on Instagram.