Ranging in colour from deep burgundy through burnt orange to bright copper. Fair skin, light eyes, freckles and sensitivity to the sun. Pure, unique and proud. Sensual, fiery but unattainable. Vulnerable, mysterious and exceptional. Both ridicule and admiration in response to a mutated gene and MC1R protein.
The short film LUIM MC1R documents the authenticity of redheads. It explores the identity and beauty of various characters. The least common natural hair colour, red, turns out to represent a wide variety of earthy hues.