It Follows: Jamie “Jay” Height

I am a big fan of It Follows. It made an impression on me the first time I saw it, and I still enjoy it when I rewatch it. If you’re into horror movies, you should definitely check it out. The cinematography is stunning. It is bleak af, but I appreciate that about it. Oh, also, while there is a lot of nudity and the main character, Jaime “Jay” Height spends a good portion of the movie in her bra & panties, this is not a movie I would recommend if you’re trying to get some from your fellow movie-watcher.

When I started reading up on it, I liked it even more. My favorite pieces about this do include spoilers, so don’t read them unless you’ve seen it already.

How it isn’t just an allegory for STDs

Discussion of the Vintage Vibe

A very thorough review of the motifs

The literary allusions

A pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie over it on a dress form.

Outfit: Pink Betty West Beachwear Halter Bikini Top

Medium Wash Celebrity Pink Jeans Denim Shorts

Black with White Detail Bella + Canvas Hoodie with Handsewn 1312 Patch covering a logo

Shoes: N/A

A person dressed as Jay Height from It Follows facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the long blonde curly wig.

Hair: Ombre Blonde Long Curly Wig

Previously seen as Allison from Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Heather Chandler from Heathers

A selfie of a person dressed as Jay Height from It Follows. They are wearing a blonde wig, a little mascara, and pinkish purple lipstick.

Makeup:

Eyes: Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: Fantasy Mark Pout Velvet Lip Paint on top of Cozy Mark Pout Vinyl Lip Paint

A closeup of a pale hand with long bright red fingernails. The middle finger has a black X drawn on it with a ballpoint pen.

Nails: Artificial Nails trimmed to Square Tips painted in Gia by Zoya

Bright Red Nails are seen on Jay throughout the movie and her X tattoo on her middle finger on her right hand is also shown prominently. I just drew it on with a black ballpoint pen.

A wrinkly black lawn chair.

Prop 1: One of my lawn chairs that has clearly been stored in the attic for long enough to obtain wrinkles inside the carrying case.

I contemplated fashioning a non-functioning clamshell e-reader, but that’s really more for Yara’s character.

A person dressed as Jay Height from It Follows sitting in a lawn chair as a bald man in pajama pants and a hoodie holds part of the hair up with fishing line and a hand.

Prop 2: Fishing line and a helpful assistant. (Special thanks to my spouse for all the help with these photo shoots. 😘)

If I had access to any pristine vintage cars, I would have totally done some pics in and around them too!

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie next to Jay Height from It Follows. Words say It Follows and Jay Height.

A person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie as Jay Height from It Follows edited into a scene with her family and friends in her house.
I’m just an average 19-year-old college student trying to survive a less-than-ideal existence, in Detroit, with a little help from my friends.

A person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie as Jay Height from It Follows edited into a scene with Hugh/Jeff outside the movie theater.
I start dating this cute guy. Yeah, he acts a little weird at the movies, but I assume his ex was in the crowd or something.

A person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts as Jay Height from It Follows edited into a scene outside the car at night.
We are having a good time drinking beer in his car when something unexpected and unsettling happens. The cops get involved after I get back to my house.

A person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie as Jay Height from It Follows edited into a scene where her neighbor Greg washes his car.
Me acting like it is no big deal that my neighbor/high school ex wants to bang me again while I’m clearly going through some shit.

A person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie as Jay Height from It Follows edited into a scene next to Paul.
Trying to keep it together as my first kiss and friend since childhood also tries to get me in bed.

A person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and denim shorts with a black hoodie as Jay Height from It Follows edited into a scene in the hallway with an old woman.
Some supernatural existential shit happens too. It isn’t just about sex.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed up in a pink halter bikini top and a black hoodie next to Jay Height from It Follows. Both of them are reaching up behind their head as their hair is pulled up by an unseen force. Words say It Follows and Jay Height.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the It Follows: Jay Height Vibes board on Pinterest.

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