Gillian Anderson’s Emmy dress was covered with tiny penises
Gillian Anderson took home an Emmy on Sunday (19 September) in a dress that was iconically covered with tiny penis charms.
Anderson won Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown, her second Emmy following her 1997 win for her role as Dana Scully in The X-Files.
But the actor and bisexual icon’s outfit drew almost as much attention as her award.
Anderson attended the Emmys in a stunning cream silk two-piece by Chloe, embellished with tiny penis charms.
in true gillian anderson style, pic.twitter.com/BraYV0YwDC
— best of gillian anderson (@dailygilliana) September 19, 2021
can’t cope with gillian anderson wearing penises on her dress at the emmys lmao pic.twitter.com/uAFU3zjs1e
— Toni 🌺 (@wescravn) September 20, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: “Can’t cope with Gillian Anderson wearing penises on her dress at the Emmys LMAO.”
Following the ceremony, Anderson even took to Instagram to share a close-up of one of the penises, and wrote: “FYI in case you hadn’t noticed. Repurposed penises.”
gillian today: *thinking no one noticed the penis charms*
everyone yesterday the minute they saw the dress: ”IS THAT A PENIS CHARM”
no we know queen and we love you for it 😌
— 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐚 (@jjuluris) September 20, 2021
While Anderson’s win was celebrated, many in the LGBT+ community were left frustrated after the cast of the truly groundbreaking series Pose walked away without a single award.
Every single major acting Emmy this year went to a white performer, despite the list of nominees being lauded as the most diverse yet.
Gillian Anderson was forced to set aside her politics to play Margaret Thatcher in The Crown
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For her show-stopping, and now Emmy-winning, performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown, Gillian Anderson had to undergo both a physical and mental transformation.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar last year about the role, she said she “had to get to a point where it’s nothing to do with my opinions of her policies, of her actions”.
“It is only about her as a human being and her motivation as a politician and as a mother,” she added.