In the game of headline mad libs this week we present to you: Cara Delevingne Is Selling NFT of Her Vagina.
NFTs, or non fungible tokens, are the hottest (and according to many, most wasteful) thing in art right now, and model and actress Cara Delevingne is getting in on the action. The best part is she’s using it to send a powerful message about her body.
Delevingne’s NFT comes in the form of a video where the 28-year-old is standing naked with no makeup in front of the ocean with words written over the video. “My first word was ‘mine,’” she says, “to me, that means something is most mine — my vagina. I own it. It’s mine and no one else’s. I choose what I do with it! And no one can take that away from me!”
She collaborated on the clip with anonymous artist Chemical X. Chemical X is known for creating art using ecstasy pills, and will also be collaborating with other artists on NFTs after Delevingne. He said he’s working with Fatboy Slim, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, and British electronic duo Orbital.
The video will be on display for seven days. The artist is taking private offers for a direct sale, but if that doesn't happen, it will be auctioned off on May 13. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Cara Delevingne Foundation, which supports women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, and environmental causes.
In all, the video is only thirty seconds long, but it could fetch a hefty price when it goes up for auction. While anyone can watch the clip, or copy it, the NFT is a unit of data stored on a digital blockchain that confirms ownership of the original digital art piece. Other NFTs have sold for thousands, or even millions of dollars. Chris Crocker recently sold an NFT of their famous “Leave Britney Alone” video for $41,000, using the money to help their family and fund their transition.