When will Hollywood finally learn…
As we reported, Mark Ruffalo received a lot of heat on social media when he casted Matt Bomer as a transgender sex worker in his upcoming film Anything. Many felt an actual trans woman should have been cast in the role instead of a cisgender actor.
Sadly, another film that portrays a trans character is coming out, and people are NOT happy.
In the new film (Re) Assignment, Michelle Rodriguez plays a male assassin who turns into a woman by a rogue doctor.
First off, many are angry that Rodriguez’s character is FORCED to undergo sex-reassignment surgery, which makes it seem like the procedure is a punishment.
Similar with Anything, the film has a cisgender actress portraying a role that could’ve gone to someone who is actually transgender.
On social media, thousands are demanding a boycott of the film. As seen on Instagram:
A photo posted by Elizabeth Marie Rivera (@elizabeth_lolita_ninja) on Aug 17, 2016 at 4:51pm PDT
The picture (above) is presumably of Rodriguez’s character before the surgery. Many are deeming this as an example of “trans face”.
On Twitter, users are saying:
trans actors when you’ve got michelle rodriguez butching it up to play the latest trans serial killer and matt bomer playing a trans woman+
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ evelyn (@retiredactress) August 28, 2016
Mess at Michelle Rodriguez making a movie where they force her to get gender reassignment surgery as punishment
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mistress 9 (@EverMUA) August 21, 2016
We just hope the trans community will one day get the representation they deserve!
[Image via Saban Films.]