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MUNROE BERGDORF × MUST BE STRONG

Munroe Bergdorf transforms into a mermaid in this new film marking International Trans Day.

Munroe Bergdorf Must Be Strong film International Trans Day
Trans Model Munroe Bergdorf film for International Trans Day Must Be Strong
Munroe Bergdorf Must Be Strong film International Trans Day
Trans Model Munroe Bergdorf film for International Trans Day Must Be Strong

To mark International Trans Day last week, trans model, activist and modern icon Munroe Bergdorf created “Must Be Strong”, a short film depicting the journey to self-love and acceptance.

Bergdorf first appears uncomfortable in her skin, with pink tears glued to her cheeks whilst taking a selfie, before magically transforming into a fierce, futuristic mermaid with the help of digital 3D makeup artist Ines Alpha.

“Must be Strong is a film to celebrate International Trans Day of Visibility, but it is also about the ever-increasing social pressures on us all – from unattainable beauty standards to the seemly never-ending onslaught of transphobia in the press”, Munroe explained.

“This film is about choosing yourself in a time of uncertainty and self-doubt to become the person you always wanted to be – something that I’m sure most people can relate to… In one way or another, we all transition. Being our authentic selves takes work, strength and determination, especially in a society where gender, racial and sexual oppression still exists.”

Check out the surreal film below.

Creative Director
Creative Director
Produced by
Executive Producer
Producer
Production Manager
Post-Production Coordinator
Marina Martínez Campomanes
Director of Photography
Steadicam Operator
Focus Puller
Underwater Camera Technician
1st AD
Pedro Rihlo
Gaffer
Greg Probert
Production Designer
Art Director Assistant
Clothing / Designer Credits
Costume Designer
Make-up Artist
Hair Stylist
Nail Artist
Editor
Gareth McEwen
Edit Assistant
Sam Allen
Editing Company
Post-Production
3D Makeup Artist
Grade
Ruben at Metropolitana
Stills Photographer
Special Thanks to
Beth Morris
Pablo
MUNROE BERGDORF × MUST BE STRONG

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