Chloe Sevigny is as close as any actress gets to having a penis in her new UK television series “Hit and Miss.” She plays a pre-op transgender male with a prosthetic penis, and she isn’t thrilled about the thing.
“I cried every day when they put it on,” she said in an interview with the UK’s Culture magazine. “I felt very exposed… having people so close to your personal parts anyway — who you’re not sleeping with — for an hour-and-a-half each day, to put it on.”
Of course, it wasn’t a real penis, so it may not be quite the same as having a real one. But from a female perspective shes had more than her fair share of cinematic brushes with the phallic symbol, real and imagined.
In her breakout role in 1999 film “Boys Don’t Cry,” she plays Lana Tisdel, the girlfriend of Hillary Swank’s character Brandon Teena, a real life woman who masqueraded as a man. Teena has sex with Sevigny’s character using a prosthetic penis.
The indie actress also infamously performed fellatio on actor Vincent Gallo in his 2003 film “The Brown Bunny.” It is arguably one of the worst films ever made, but Sevigny’s sex scene grasping a real penis is one for the books.
In he new series, her character Mia has an ex-girlfriend who writes that she has an 11-year-old son whom he fathered. The girlfriend is dying of cancer and wants Mia to raise the boy.
“I think it might be one of the most extreme roles I’ve done,” she said. “If people can believe what’s-her-name [Zoe Saldana] in ‘Avatar,’ hopefully they can believe me as a pre-op.”
Check out a trailer of the show below: