July 20, 2018

New rule on trans roles in wake of ScarJo’s surrender is bad news for trans actors

David MenziesMission Specialist

According to The Telegraph, Scarlett Johansson caused an “international backlash” when it was announced she would be playing the transgender prostitution ringleader Dante Gill in a film called Rub & Tug.

Evidently, there’s another unofficial new rule in our progressive times stating that only trans actors are allowed to play trans characters.

Initially, Johansson rejected the criticisms and even issued a statement noting that other non-trans actors have played trans characters, to critical acclaim no less.

But the criticisms persisted and the screams of transphobia eventually wore down the Mighty Avenger until she waved the white flag of surrender.

If these are indeed the new rules when it comes to gender and acting, they’re fine on one condition:

If trans roles are now exclusively for transgendered actors, then the reverse must also stand.

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commented 2018-07-21 07:29:57 -0400
With ScarJo perhaps a couple of dozen people may have gone to this movie. Without her, I’d be surprised if the movie is even made.
commented 2018-07-20 22:20:16 -0400
They are going to be protesting that they want Tranny roles written into every movie. And then Tranny main characters, Tranny Superman, Tranny James Bond, Tranny Jesus Christ, but the best one, Tranny Transformers.
commented 2018-07-20 21:59:39 -0400
Also, in the future mental patients will be played by transgenders
commented 2018-07-20 20:53:43 -0400
There won’t be any more trans parts in movies in the foreseeable future. The big Hollywood studios will be afraid of stepping on another PC land mine & the smaller studios will want to avoid the inevitable hassle.