Photo by Matt Joy

Non-binary model Jamie Windust has accused the crew of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald for being homophobic.

The British writer landed a role as an extra on the blockbuster, and revealed on Twitter that it was “one of the worst jobs” they’ve ever done, claiming there was “misogyny, homophobia and transphobia” on set.

They continued: “Not only were the staff literally all white, but it was a diverse cast of extras that were definitely not all cis, but despite this, for the whole duration of the filming process we were cast and sectioned into ‘male and female’ groups.”

Jamie overheard “disgusting” comments about women and anti-LGBTQ slurs towards other visibly queer people during their time filming, and quit because of this.

“Sometimes championed and goaded by members of staff eg) oggling women, discussing having sex with other cast members, but also the homophobia towards other extras all went unchallenged and allowed to happen.”

In a conversation with Out Magazine, Jamie explained that the language used on set was “alarming” and said the crew requested extras who were “supernatural, weird looking and androgynous”.

“I think because I was so new to the industry, and because I had just started, I didn’t want to look like I was ungrateful,” they added.

Jamie tweeted about their experience because they want to “spark” conversations about trans and non-binary people in the workplace.

“I’m calling out this for the lack of trans and non binary support and acknowledgement, not the conditions we worked in,” they clarified. “I knew that was going to happen. I want more trans NB people behind the camera.”

Since filming Fantastic Beasts, Jamie has left the agency that cast them in the role, and has now signed with Crumb Agency in London, who specifically cater to non-binary performers.

Buy the latest issue of Gay Times