Get Your First Look At Matt Bomer’s Controversial Role Playing A Trans Woman In Anything!

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Matt Bomer is a talented actor.

But that still won’t ease the outrage on the cisgendered star playing a transgender woman in the upcoming film Anything.

In this first look at the Mark Ruffalo-executive produced drama, the Magic Mike star is seen playing Freda, a Hollywood-based trans woman who falls in love with a man (John Carroll Lynch) who has just lost his wife.

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Bomer’s casting sparked controversy last year, with members of the LGBT community voicing frustrations over the lack of trans representation in Hollywood.

Trans actress Jen Richards, who last year argued that a trans woman should have been cast instead of the American Horror Story alum, pointed out the real missed opportunity will come during the film’s press tour.

She explained on Twitter:

She certainly has a point!

But as Ruffalo said, Bomer poured his “heart and soul” into this role — so should we give the actor a chance?

Ch-ch-check out the clip (below) and SOUND OFF in the comments!

[Image via Deadline/YouTube.]

Jun 14, 2017 4:50pm PDT

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