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Trans Men ‘Audition’ For Scarlett Johansson’s Roles
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:54:37 pm »
A new movie going into production has a transman role.  Producers have filled the role with . . . Scarlett Johansson.  Because, I suppose, there weren't any trans actors available?  A number of transmale actors aren't having it, and have recorded a parody video of themselves "auditioning" for roles in Johansson's past movies.

Watch the video (about three minutes)!  It's fun!

Watch These Trans Men ‘Audition’ For Scarlett Johansson’s Roles

By Curtis M. Wong
07/11/2018 12:48 pm ET
HuffPost

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scarlett-johansson-trans-men-audition_us_5b462278e4b07aea75468330

The decision to cast Scarlett Johansson as a transgender man in the mob drama “Rub & Tug” raised a fair share of eyebrows and angered many in the trans community last week.

In the parody video above, however, a group of transgender male performers offer a cheekier take on the controversy by turning the tables and “auditioning” for some of Johansson’s best-known movie roles.

Released last week by Grindr’s online lifestyle magazine, INTO, the video stars Justin Chow, Scott Turner Schofield, D’Lo and Rocco Kayiatos. Together, the men give intentionally melodramatic readings of characters made famous by Johansson, including Charlotte in “Lost in Translation,” Natasha Romanoff in “The Avengers” and Anna in “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

At the clip’s conclusion, Schofield lands the part of Samantha in “Her,” but ends up turning down the role when he finds out it was written for a cisgender woman.

“I know that there are people who have lived this experience, who would bring a lot of authenticity to it,” he says, tongue planted firmly in cheek, “and I feel a little weird about taking that from them.”
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Re: Trans Men ‘Audition’ For Scarlett Johansson’s Roles
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 02:25:14 pm »
A good outcome on this!  It looks like Scarlett understood the message!  I hope this marks a turning point for trans actors . . .

Scarlett Johansson drops out of trans role after backlash

Benjamin Lee
Fri 13 Jul 2018 14.52 EDT
The Guardian

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=5174c84b15a97413fb9281e85314164c50c84bee94cee0f4a708b1e7dc9a1f53b8f7b362cbb4aca77a0fc0d8826770da

Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of her role in fact-based drama Rub & Tug after backlash from the trans community.

The actor was set to play the role of crime kingpin Dante “Tex” Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. He used his massage parlors as a front for prostitution.

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson said in a statement to Out magazine. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive.” . . .
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Re: Trans Men ‘Audition’ For Scarlett Johansson’s Roles
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 04:02:44 pm »
This is good news, but the real breakthrough will be when Hollywood starts casting trans actors and actresses in Cis character roles.

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