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Five Outfits for When You Want To Feel Like the Lead in an Assassin Thriller

I watch a lot of movies, and as a kid I really loved action thrillers with big explosions, fast cars, and hot women. I know, terrible. But I’ve evolved. I know love action thrillers with big explosions, fight scenes, fast cars, and hot LEADING women. That’s what I call growing up!

If you’re anything like me, after watching a movie with a female assassin at the helm who’s got a dark past, you want to be in the movie for a few moments longer. The colors, the power, the danger, it is all really appealing to me.

So I got this idea: if I can’t live the life I can at least try to dress the part. So here are a few outfits for when you want to feel like the lead in an assassin thriller where this time, the lead is totally gay!

For when you’re living your life but then you get the call

Photo 1: A Black woman with a high ponytail wears a graphic t-shirt with RuPaul's face on it that says RUPAUL over leather pants. Photo 2: A pair of ripped, loose fit jeans
1. Graphic Tee ($20)
2. Ripped Jeans ($29)

You’re on the couch eating hot cheetos in your expensive NY or LA apartment. Your cell vibrates, but it’s a special vibrate on your special cell phone. You sigh, pick it up, and see a string of numbers in your phone, coordinates?

For when you’re scoping out your target

Photo 1: A Black woman wears a black ribbed turtleneck. Photo 2: A pair of black jeans. Photo 2: A pair of black leather boots with heels. Photo 3: A Black woman wears a cape and black leather gloves. Photo 4: A black baseball cap that says Dykes in white script
1. Black Turtleneck ($65)
2. Black Jeans ($40)
3. Black Boots ($48)
4. Black Gloves ($35)
5. Autostraddle Dykes Hat

After you’ve got the coordinates and showed up, you’re given an envelope with pictures and a name. The next day, you go to scope out your target. What’s his schedule, where does he work, when does he get home, all that. You’re holed up in a nondescript vehicle or across the street in a bare bones empty apartment.

For when you have to attend a sexy underground party with bisexual lighting to get more intel

Photo 1: A Black woman wears a soft green slip dress. Photo 2: A black leather trench coat. Photo 3: A pair of gold heels.
1. Mini Dress ($46)
2. Long Coat ($300)
3. Sharp Heels ($30)

Maybe this party isn’t for more intel, maybe you’re just here to meet hot babes and make out. But then you get eyes on the target doing coke or something right there on the dance floor. You wonder, why this guy? Why now?

For when you’ve got to go in for the kill

Photo 1: A camel trench coat. Photo 2: A black sleeveless turtleneck top. Photo 3: A pair of black leather-look pants. Photo 4: A pair of red and black leather boots with a heel.
1. Camel Trench ($131)
2. Sleeveless Top ($64)
3. Leather Pants ($29)
4. Red Boots ($54)

That nondescript vehicle takes you to the empty apartment. They say women only make clean kills, they don’t like blood or guns, but that’s not you. You aren’t gonna poison or anything hands off like that. You get the target in your scopes. You aim. Fire.

For when you’re paid, the job is done, and you’re on an island somewhere waiting for the next call

Photo 1: A leopard print one-piece bathing suit with cutouts. Photo 2: A black wide brimmed beach hat. Photo 3: Multicolored cat eye sunglasses.
1. Cutout Swimsuit ($35)
2. Big Hat ($53)
3. Shades ($24)

You’re chilling in your Grecian villa or something luxurious like that. You get a text, it’s simple, to the point: run. Something in the other room shifts, whoever is there to get you is here, with no time to run, you have to fight.

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Dani Janae is a poet and writer based out of Pittsburgh, PA. When she's not writing love poems for unavailable women, she's watching horror movies, hanging with her tarantula, and eating figs. Follow Dani Janae on Twitter and on Instagram.

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  1. This is the exact genre of movie I love, and these outfits are all killer. If anyone has any recommendations of lesser-known action movies with hot leading women I will take them, because I think I’ve watched all the ones I’ve heard about!

  2. To tell the truth, I fell in love with the concept of your article and this unique idea to feel like the lead in an assassin thriller. I really like all these outfits and their interpretation because each of them stand out with special elements. I can say that my favourite outfit is the second one because it is my kind of thing and I adore black colour. This style looks so elegant and casual at the same time, helping you to be in combat readiness. Also, I think that this outfit is perfectly suitable for scoping out your target because black colour creates a feeling of confidence and of inscrutability. Also, I really like the third outfit because it is a true manifestation of sophistication and each element of clothes makes you such an enigmatic girl who can find out any information by putting simple female manipulation in motion.

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