Watch Emily Ratajkowski explain single payer healthcare in this film by Vogue

Vincent Peone directs the model and activist in film inspired by Margot Robbie in 'The Big Short'

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Oct 11, 2018

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How do you communicate an issue that affects millions of Americans, but is kind of complicated to explain, to a mass audience? Conde Nast's "Vogue" thinks it's found a way. It's tapped model and activist Emily Ratajkowski to explain single payer healthcare in a monologue as she lounges in a slinky leopard-print swimsuit while spritzing her nails. 

The film, directed by Vincent Peone of ArtClass, (who recently won a Webby Award for a "Vogue" short film documenting a heart-to-heart between Meryl Streep and Anna Wintour) was apparently inspired by Margot Robbie’s explanation of the mortgage crisis in "The Big Short," memorably delivered whilst lounging in a bathtub. "Vogue" culture writer Bridget Read wrote the script, with Ratajkowski adding her own ad-libs to the monologue, which she delivers in as compelling a fashion as it is to explain the U.S. healthcare system.

The film is aimed at providing voters with the necessary framework to make an educated vote in November’s midterm elections. Ratajkowski is well-known for her political conscience, voicing her opinion on Instagram and in rea life (she was recently arrested for protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh).



Oct 11, 2018
Client :
Visual Director :
Emily Rosser
Visual Editor :
Thomas Wolfe
Supervising Producer :
Kimberly Arms
Senior Producer :
Dayna Camey
Associate Producer :
Marina Weisburg
Producer :
Anna Page Nadin
Producer :
Rebecca Forteau
Production Manager :
Jen Santos
Culture Writer :
Bridget Read
Fashion Asst :
Alice Bell
Production Company :
Director :
Vincent Peone
Executive Producer :
Geno Imbriale
Producer :
Roan Bibby
Director of Photography :
Rory Mulhere
Art Director :
Taylor Home
Hair :
Shingo Shibata
Makeup :
Courtney Perkins
Manicure :
Megumi Yamamoto

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