‘We Are Who We Are’ Breakout Jordan Kristine Seamón on Caitlin’s Gender-Bending Arc

‘We Are Who We Are’ Breakout Jordan Kristine Seamón on Caitlin’s Gender-Bending Arc
The most fascinating arc of Luca Guadagnino’s sprawling portrait of multigenerational angst “We Are Who We Are” belongs to breakout star Jordan Kristine Seamón. In her first screen role ever, the 17-year-old actress plays Caitlin, the American daughter of a military family living on a base in Italy circa 2016. She’s a commanding presence, tacitly taking in the world around her, but also blunt and armed with opinions. “News flash, I exist outside your head,” she tells her new best friend Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer), a bold declaration that sets the course for her coming of age as a Gen-Zer, who’s forced to grow up fast.

Seamón’s character is also wrestling with her gender identity, and that begins to manifest physically, as she shaves her entire head early in the season. Seamón really did that.

“That was the very first scene that we shot. Every time you
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