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Where to begin with Julia Fox’s TikTok rants? In one word, they are enlightening. In another word, they are chaotic. But if anyone can be both, it’s Fox.
The dominatrix-turned-actress-turned-DIY street style queen and anti-patriarchy guru has recently taken over social media with her hilariously unhinged commentary on pretty grim, serious topics—aging, death, body acceptance, child support, and the United States’ political divide, to name a few.
These TikTok monologues—most of which she films while in bed or walking the streets of New York City in her signature dark eye look—have weirdly catapulted a sort of feminist awakening on the platform, with Fox as our unafraid leader, setting the record straight on questions nobody asked.
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Below, we run you through her most iconic rants. Choose your poison.
She doesn’t need men to like her
Fox’s male gaze sex-symbol era is over, and she couldn’t be happier.
“Now I don’t need men to like me, and that is a luxury that I earned by making men like me and find me desirable or interesting or attractive for so many years,” she said in one video, throwing it back to her days as a teenage sex worker.
“And I used to be so jealous of my friends that did not need to use their sexuality to get what they wanted, they just had rich parents or, you know, were set up properly, had an education,” she continued.
Fox, who is mom to son Valentino (whom she welcomed with ex-husband Peter Artemiev), said that at this point in her life, at age 32, she’s in “a place where I’m like, fuck it, I don’t give a fuck.”
She explained that she’s committed to being a “man repellent,” so much so that she regularly bleaches her eyebrows because men “absolutely hate it.” She admitted, “My son’s father gets so triggered by these eyebrows, so that’s why I continually do them.”
“Also I like have a kid already, so it’s like I already did what I was supposed to do by society’s standards,” Fox added, “like my vagine is retired. The doors are closed, shut, sealed. After what she went through? No, not happening.”
Playing with your kid is not parenting
Fox made a stitch with a TikTok user who claimed playing with one’s children is not parenting.
The actress said she doesn’t feel as much connection to her baby when they’re “just playing together,” as she does when they do chores around the house, and she doesn’t believe parents should make their “world revolve around” their kids.
“‘Cause I guess like the point of parenting is you want to prepare them for the real world, but is it right to make your kid believe that as long as they’re little and tiny and cute that we’ll kiss the ground they walk on and we’ll do anything for them and the second they turn 18 that’s their expiration date and we’ll kick them out like … yesterday’s trash?” Fox said.
She added that she thinks that type of parenting, where the child is coddled, is “what creates so many narcissists.”
Getting old is hot
More than once, Fox has made it clear that she is all about defying beauty norms—why else would she bleach her eyebrows and regularly step out wearing literal pieces of trash which she crafts into runway-esque pieces?
“Just so you guys know, aging is fully in, like fully, dirty girl, ugly, not wearing clothes that fit your body type, just fully just wearing anything you want,” she said in a clip.
“All those things are in,” she continued, adding that if she sees another skincare product that advertises anti-aging, she’s “going to sue.”
“I’m going to sue because I’m gonna age regardless of if I put the $500 serum on my face. And you all know it, and we all fucking know it, so let’s stop lying to ourselves,” she said. “Getting old is fucking hot, okay? It is sexy. It is probably the sexiest time in life, actually, because being pretty and hot in your 20s is the fucking trenches, okay? and I’m not going back there.”
And she’s not all talk; earlier this month, Fox showed up to the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards with her hair spray-painted gray as “an ode to aging.”
She’s all about her bag 💰
Fox gave the most candid, NSFW response to online haters who’ve been calling her a hypocrite for championing natural aging on her social channels even though she was previously a spokesperson for Xeomin (a toxin which essentially does the same thing as Botox).
She said, “It’s like, babe, the same way that when I was a dominatrix and someone came in saying, ‘Hey, do you have experience piercing penises and balls or doing electrical play on my ballsack?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m a pro at that.’ I’m always gonna get my bag, even if I’ve never done it before. I would still say I’m a pro, I know what the fuck I’m doing. So I’m just about my bag, honey, don’t hate.”
Life is a privilege!
In another TikTok video, Fox remembered the day she turned 27 and refused to post anything on social media or celebrate her birthday, even after her friend Harmony flew in to visit her, because she was sad to be getting older. “I was such a tyrant because I wanted the day to pass,” Fox said. “And that’s sad, you know, ’cause Harmony, the girl I was with, she died. She’s not even gonna have the privilege of getting older. We deny ourselves these milestones for what?”
Women don’t have to be strong
Fox is known her boldness, and surrounds herself with equally outspoken women, but really, she stands by women of all strengths and characters.
“Do you guys wanna know what I find low-key, high-key annoying?” she said in a video. “When men are like, ‘I love women. I was raised by a strong woman.’ They always say like the strong woman thing, it’s like their go-to, and it’s like why am I only worthy of respect if I’m strong? What if I’m a weak woman? Does that make me less worthy of respect?”
Don’t be a loser, go vote
So people don’t always love it when celebrities speak out on political matters—but does anyone think Fox cares about being liked? Ahead of the 2022 midterms, the Uncut Gems star gave an honest PSA to her followers.
“Don’t be a fucking loser, and get out and vote, because boomers are all voting and that’s why our fucking world is fucked up, like actually,” Fox said. “So, we need to get out and vote. Gen Z where you at? Like let’s do it.”
Away with the patriarchy
Fox seems to have no bad blood with her baby daddy, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have some thoughts on how single mothers should be treated.
“Do you wanna know what’s something that really, truly fucking irks the shit out of me and it makes no sense to me at all?” she started off in one video. “Why when you’re going to court for child support … they only award you money [for] the stuff that you would need?”
She noted that while moms get government help to buy diapers, formula, cribs, strollers, maybe rent, and whatever else they may physically need to take care of their children, “they don’t pay you for your time.”
“So I have to now pick up your shifts ’cause you’re not here, mister baby daddy—I should be rewarded for that time that I put in,” Fox argued. “And I think it just goes back to like, men not valuing women’s time; they don’t think of it as as valuable as their own.”
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