Erika Linder Locks Lips Like One of the Boys in Tom Ford Ad

Androgynous model's latest star turn

But there's a big difference between Ford's previous approach of showing lipstick lesbians and selling your lipstick to actual lesbians.

In fact, if you don't know what she looks like (hint: we made you a screen shot) you probably won't even notice you're watching two hot chicks making out. Linder seems to switch between genders effortlessly, and she can do a great Leonardo DiCaprio impression.

What Linder lets Ford do is have it both ways. Without knowing who she is, there's nothing remarkable about the video. But when you know, or you read queer publications that are quite happy with the casting, you can applaud Ford for gender equality. Of course, everyone should be applauding him simply for choosing the right woman for the job.

@rebeccacullers Rebecca Cullers is a contributor to Adweek.
Publish date: January 2, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT