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From Chaédria LaBouvier’s article for Harper’s Bazaar:

Rivera’s photographs, which draw inspiration from the likes of Man Ray and Hannah Höch, as well as the Golden Age of Hollywood, feature Lillis’s androgynous body, fluid in gender and emotion, going either way and never settling on a definitive point, except perhaps, the entire spectrum. The photographer explains that women have been allowed to embrace masculine things, even masculinity, in a way that’s become normative: pants, short haircuts, having a career. Yet, the pendulum of men embracing the feminine without homophobic backlash simply does not swing the other way. “It was something that really intrigued me,” says Rivera. “Femininity has a lot more weight than masculinity, in terms of what people are allowed to explore…There’s a line there, for male bodies.”

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