In the movie Seed of Chucky, Chucky's offspring Glen/Glenda bears a striking resemblance to David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane era of his career.

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Beyond the physical similarities, he also shares some character traits with Bowie, including a British nationality, and a tendency towards gender-bending.

Has anyone involved in the film revealed that this was a deliberate decision, or is it simple coincidence?

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    Before anyone asks, yes, Child's Play is certainly on topic, since the central premise of the series revolves around black magic and voodoo.
    – Wad Cheber
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 21:37
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    They don't look much alike to me...
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 23:03
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    Ghostly pale. Red spiky hair. Narrow noses. No eyebrows. Pronounced brow ridges. Strong cheekbones. Slightly sunken eyes. Broad foreheads. Eyes far apart. Indecision and uncertainty regarding gender identity.
    – Wad Cheber
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 23:07
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    Actually, nope, I still don't see it. For a while I thought the two images in the 2nd row were the two different people/characters rather than the same one!
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 0:03
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    I can see the resemblance. It would also fit with the black-comedy aspect of the Chucky franchise. The resemblance is also noted in the comments section of this IMDB review.
    – Joe L.
    Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 1:48

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Screenwriter and Director Don Mancini states that while Glen/Glenda resembles David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust, there is no intentional reference.

A CampBlood exclusive interview with Don Mancini:

Was the Glen doll in Seed modeled after Mia Farrow? Seriously...

Glen has also been compared to David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust, as well as to Lucille Ball. I was going for a Tim Burton or Edward Gorey sort of look -- monstrous yet innocent. I suppose that description could apply to all of the above -- but I have my doubts about Mia Farrow's innocence.

In a separate interview with NYMag, Don Mancini states that he wanted to make Glen gay. He also states that the only point of reference used is the Ed Wood film Glen and Glenda:

You’ve said that Universal passed on the script for Seed of Chucky because they felt it was “too gay.”

Well, people have expectations for the fifth movie in a slasher series.

What did they expect?

Son of Chucky, another killer doll. I thought it’s much more interesting if the child is completely sweet and innocent and wants nothing to do with that activity. The bottom line is, “What if Chucky had a gay kid?” To me, that’s hilarious.

Do you reference other coming-out tales?

No. Only Glen or Glenda, the Ed Wood film. I wanted this one to be more like Ordinary People, very character- and dialogue-driven.

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    I'm a bit horrified that the director had the nerve to compare this pile of crap with Ordinary People.
    – Wad Cheber
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 21:05

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