In Shameless creator Paul Abbott's new TV series Hit & Miss, Chloë Sevigny plays a pre-op transsexual contract assassin with a love child. Asked what about becoming her character she found most challenging, Sevigny replied: Putting on her prosthetic genitalia.
"I cried every day when they put it on," she told Culture magazine. "You know, I'm ample-chested and I have this on. I felt very exposed, and it was hard, very hard, having people so close to your personal parts anyway - who you're not sleeping with - for an hour-and-a-half each day, to put it on."
Sadly, it got worse for Chloe.
"Then looking in the mirror," she continued, "it was weird. I was lonely and I felt really unattractive. I was confused about my desirability - was I desirable? - in having put that on, and having men see me with that on."
It's not your fake penis that makes you unattractive — it's worrying about whether or not your fake penis makes you unattractive that makes you unattractive.