Model Jamie Windust has bad memories of their first job as a film extra, on the set of Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Windust denounced the working conditions as “atrocious” and said “misogyny, homophobia, transphobia” were rampant on set in a thread posted on Twitter on Monday (November 19), which has since been retweeted more than 7,000 times and received 23,000 likes.
“I want to use this opportunity not to call out people, but to now for the future ensure we try and create safe working environments for trans/NB people where sometimes they’re forgotten,” Windust wrote in another post on November 20.
The gender non-binary model, activist and writer, found the Fantastic Beasts set to be highly divided along traditional gender lines—particularly when it came to the changing rooms, with no other option other than the “male” or “female” categories.
“I talked to people on the team about it, but they did not really seem to care. They just said we have segregated sections, and that is what we are going to stick to,” Windust tells PinkNews.