“We had so much fun that day,” he says. “And when I watched the film, I was just struck by the beauty of it, by the beauty of them and by their energy. I just love that sequence. They are the representation of people who have let go of what society says you’re supposed to be. And what are they? Joyful. And what is Susan” — the film’s protagonist, played by Amy Adams — “who’s being everything society says she should be? Miserable.”
I just read this in a GQ interview with Tom Ford and thought of this article and figured it could add perspective into what he was actually trying to depict.