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Entertainment Scarlett Johansson responds to backlash for being cast as trans man

03:00  04 july  2018
03:00  04 july  2018 Source:   deadline.com

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People are not being shy about calling out Johansson for playing a trans man since this can be considered her second offense when it comes to appropriating — in this case its not cultural, it’s gender identity. Scarlett Johansson received considerable backlash for Ghost in the Shell

Did you not learn from "Ghost in the Shell?" Quite sure Dante 'Tex' Gill is a trans man . https Scarlett Johansson has been working in Hollywood since 1994; 24 end up casting straight, cis, white actors like Johansson to play those characters — especially in the wake of the backlash she received for

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Actress Scarlett Johansson is in hot water once again for her recent choice to play massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in the upcoming mob drama Rub & Tug. The real-life Gill was born as Lois Jean Gill, but identified as a man — which is a detail in the role that has sparked backlash.

April Reign, who is known for the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, tweeted about the news: “Scarlett Johansson received considerable backlash for Ghost in the Shell, when she played a whitewashed Asian character. The movie tanked. Undeterred, she has teamed up WITH THE SAME DIRECTOR to play a trans male character in Rub & Tug.”

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Scarlett Johansson Issues Statement About Rub & Tug Casting Backlash It was announced yesterday that the actress would be playing a man who potentially identified as transmasculine.

Scarlett Johansson is facing controversy for taking a role as a trans man in 'Rub & Tug', from 'Ghost in the Shell' director Rupert Sanders. Unsurprisingly, Johansson 's casting has gotten some pushback.

Reign’s tweet also includes a statement from Johansson via her representative that was featured on Bustle which addressed the backlash — in her own special way. She said: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.” Scarlett Johansson posing for the camera© Baron/REX/Shutterstock

Deadline broke the news that Johansson would be re-teaming with director Rupert Sanders for Rub & Tug. The two previously worked together on the adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, another movie which was the center of controversy as many saw Johansson’s role as the film’s version of the film’s lead Major Motoko Kusanagi as a form of white-washing of a character that is portrayed as Asian. In the case of Rub & Tug, she is being called out for “transface” as one person on Twitter commented. Another said this is a case of “ciswashing.”

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There are early reports that Scarlett Johansson has been cast to play a trans man in a movie about Dante “Tex” Gill, a mob-connected brothel owner who insistently identified as a man throughout his life.

There are early reports that Scarlett Johansson has been cast to play a trans man in a movie about Dante “Tex” Gill, a mob-connected brothel owner who insistently identified as a man throughout his life.

People are not being shy about calling out Johansson for playing a trans man since this can be considered her second offense when it comes to appropriating — in this case its not cultural, it’s gender identity.

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Sebastian Lelio, who directed trans actress Daniela Vega in the Oscar-winning film, says casting a cisgender star for a transgender role “may be aesthetically or ethically debatable, but it should never be prohibited.”Johansson is set to play the lead in Rupert Sanders’ Rub & Tug, a film about the true-life story of massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill, who presented himself as a male and who may have been transgender man.

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