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Trans Actors Shade Scarlett Johansson By Auditioning For HER Roles! WATCH HERE!

Earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson made headlines when it was revealed that she — a cisgender actress — would play a transgender man in the upcoming drama Rub & Tug.

In a video from INTO published last week, trans actors turn the tables on ScarJo by auditioning for HER roles!

This highlights a point championed by actors like Laverne Cox who argue that ScarJo's casting in said role wouldn't be such a big deal if trans actors were ever given opportunities to play cis characters. Sadly, that is not the reality right now.

WATCH (above)!

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Scarlett Johansson Is Playing Yet ANOTHER Problematic Character…

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UPDATE! 10:43 P.M. EST: Johansson's rep released the following statement to Bustle from the actress herself:

"Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment."

All three cisgender actors have played transgender roles to great acclaim.



Scarlett Johansson has clearly not learned from her Ghost in the Shell whitewashing controversy

According to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, the 33-year-old will play Jean Marie Gill in Rub & Tug, described by the publication as "a drama about a real-life transgender massage parlor owner." Coincidentally, Johansson is re-teaming with her Ghost director Rupert Sanders.

Related: Scarlett Johansson Defends Wearing Marchesa!

Jean Marie Gill, who was assigned female at birth, thrived in the 1970s and 1980s massage parlor and prostitution business by assuming the identity of a man, Dante "Tex" Gill.

The only problem? The new flick features a cisgender actress portraying a role that could've gone to someone who is actually transgender.

Back in 2016, Michelle Rodriguez faced similar backlash for her movie The Assignment, formerly (Re) Assignment. In the crime thriller, Rodriguez plays a male assassin who is forced to undergo sex-reassignment surgery, as if it was a punishment.

When Johansson's casting news went viral, Twitter users were FURIOUS! See all the reactions (below):

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Twitter War Erupts After Transgender Vanderpump Rules Star Billie Lee Claims She Wasn't Invited To Girls Night!

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A Twitter storm!

Vanderpump Rules star Billie Lee took to her page on Monday to call out her reality TV costars for allegedly excluding her from Tuesday night's scheduled Girls Night at SUR because she's transgender.

After the likes of Katie Maloney, Brittany Cartwright, Ariana Madix, and Scheana Marie promoted the event — with some tagging Billie and others not doing so — Miz Lee was not having it.

Related: Is An OG VPR Star Being Dropped For The New Season?

Feeling snubbed for one reason or another, the TV personality took to Twitter to write:

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Derick Dillard Calls Jazz Jennings' Gender Confirmation Surgery 'Child Abuse'

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We were so happy to hear about Jazz Jennings' gender confirmation surgery going well.

But not everyone was inspired by the teen's milestone.

Video: Jazz Opens Up To Larry King About Being Ready For Her 'Bottom Surgery'

Once again, Derick Dillard, he of the "marrying one of The Duggars" fame, decided to slam the positive response to Jazz's successful operation — which he refers to as "child abuse."

The fellow TLC reality star tweeted:

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Jazz Jennings 'Doing Great' After Gender Confirmation! Get The Deets On The Surgery!

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We're so happy for her!!!

After months of anticipation, Jazz Jennings has finally gotten her gender confirmation surgery.

Related: Jazz's Letter To Her Younger Self Will Move You To Tears!

The reality star (and now YouTube sensation) explained in a video (way down below!) earlier this month exactly what the procedure would entail, in her trademark exuberant fashion:

"Penis to vagina. That's some serious shit, y'all."

LOLz! Thankfully all seems to have gone well, as Jazz posted a post-op photo on Thursday (below):

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EXCLUSIVE! Transgender RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Gia Gunn Opens Up About Gender-Confirming Surgery Fears!

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She's opening up, and facing very real fears.

You may recognize Gia Gunn from season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race or the Chilean version of Drag Race, The Switch.

In April 2017, the queen announced she identifies as a transgender woman, something she knew since she was five years old.

A little over a year later, Miz Gunn is beginning her outward transition. She first started sharing on her YouTube channel with the #30DaysInTransition campaign, revealing Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Leif Rogers will be performing a breast reconstruction surgery and a fat transfer to her butt and hips. She has also undergone three years of hormone replacement therapy already.

Related: Nico Tortorella Gets A Drag Makeover

Gia's goal is to not only promote safe surgery options for the trans community, but to feel the external confidence she already feels within.

Dr. Rogers shared:

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Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender

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On Friday, Cynthia Nixon publicly announced that her son Samuel Joseph Mozes (called Seph) is transgender.

In a touching Instagram post, the Sex and the City actress shared the (above) photo from the 21-year-old's college graduation from the University of Chicago.

Related: Cynthia Nixon Cameo'd In Forgetting Sarah Marshall!

The candidate for New York governor wrote:

"I'm so proud of my son Samuel Joseph Mozes (called Seph) who graduated college this month. I salute him and everyone else marking today's #TransDayOfAction. #TDOA"

Samuel was born Samantha Mozes in November 1996.

The 52-year-old thespian shares 15-year-old son Charles Ezekiel Mozes with ex-husband Danny Mozes, and 7-year-old son Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni with wife Christine Marinoni.

Friday, June 22 marks the 14th annual Trans Day of Action.

[Image via Cynthia Nixon/Instagram.]

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