The Bearded Lady and Bird Girl flaunt their Otherness, claiming individuality in a world of homogeneity and daring the viewer to measure themselves against it. Conversely, Mr. Lion-faced Man downplays his difference by identifying as culturally trendy in an effort to pass as topically homogeneous. The series title, One of Us, implies an inclusionary attitude – whether one wants to tow the status quo or not – where the complete absence of Othering may be a possibility.

The Clown