A Thai Shampoo Ad Poignantly Tells the Story of a Transgender Beauty Queen and Her Hair

Meet Rock Kwanlada

It’s an innocent enough scene, at least on the surface, of a miserable little child in a barber chair getting a haircut. But in this case, the military-style buzz cut takes off more than a few inches. It’s symbolic and personal, reinforcing gender norms and hindering the kid’s true identity.