To think staying indoors would save us money and be kind to our bank balances. Psych! There's no harm in it if it's for a good cause, though.
Film and television has been a place of solace for many during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns. But creatives behind the scenes are furthering their efforts to lend a helping hand for those in need, the people on the frontline.
While those of us who are self-isolated can enjoy the content, creators of teen drama series Euphoria, starring Zendaya and thriller film, Midsommar, starring Florence Pugh are auctioning costumes, props and memorabilia from their shows and movies to fund Covid-19 relief efforts in the U.S.
The New York City-based film company, A24, announced the auction for multiple items seen on screen from seven of its series and movies. The company will open bidding for the various items and the proceeds will benefit NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country. Donations will directly support a variety of healthcare workers by providing meals, prepackaged groceries, hotel rooms, laundry service and scrubs.
While the storylines are artistically grotesque, thrilling and at times traumatic, the memorabilia accompanying the scenes are beautiful and iconic cultural moments.
Entertainment stars have already expressed interest in bidding.
These are some of the items that are (or will soon be) up for auction:
Euphoria - Rue’s hoodie
When this TV series launched it sent resounding waves in television across the world. The popularity of the teen drama has inspired makeup lines and YouTube beauty tutorials. However, the main character, Rue (played by Zendaya) is a simple yet unforgettable costume that is now up for auction.
Midsommar – Dani’s flower dress
This thriller film about a couple who take a bad trip with friends to Sweden features a glorious-looking 10 000-silk-flower May Queen gown, worn by Florence Pugh who plays Dani. There's an accompanying flower crown as well. The original flower dress is soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder, and word on the street is that Ariana Grande and Halsey are potential bidders.
Eighth Grade – Coolest Girl in the World time capsule
This time capsule features what the leading character Kayla, played by Elsie Fisher, refers to as, “Just sort of my hopes and dreams.”
Hereditary – Heirloom doormats
These hand stitched doormats, one in a deep maroon and another in green, with the characters names on them are already up for auction.
Uncut Gems – Bat mitzvah dress
Played by actress Idina Menzel, Dinah’s hot pink ruched bat mitzvah dress is set to be auctioned too.
Uncut Gems – Furby
A jewel-encrusted Furby is also set to be auctioned, a timeless ornamental piece for a lucky bidder – all for a good cause.
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