4 minutes into the movie, there is a bit that I don't understand. Here is the transcript:
Do you ever get the feeling that everything really is broken? That no matter who you are or where you come from, the world is somehow divided into us and them. Here I am, Turk Pipkin, shooting my film "Nobelity" at a Shiah festival in Kolkata. I was warned not to say that I am an American But it's not like they couldn't tell. My camera man said I looked like a human cue tip.
The picture shows Turk Pipkin, a very tall caucasian man with pale skin and white hair, holding his camera and surrounded by short Indians with dark skin and dark hair.
I understand that the cameraman wanted to say that he stood out in the crowd, but I don't understand the expression "human cue tip". At least that's what it sounds like: I am not sure I transcribed properly.
Can you explain this expression and the metaphor?
Oops, the movie is actually "One Peace at a time", another of Pipkin's movies:
I got confused because he refers to his earlier movie in the quote.
The answers make sense. I didn't know the brand "Q-tip". What's the word for brand names that are used as common nouns in every day language?