Scarlett Johansson would play the role of transgenderman Dante Gill play in the movie ‘Rub and Tug’, a misdaadkoning that a massage parlor used as a cover for prostitution. There was criticism of the casting of Johansson; many wondered why the role is not to transgenderactrice went.
It was transgenderactrice Trace Lysette, who cat the call aanbond. On Twitter she asked herself aloud, wondering why, why don’t they have the same opportunities he received for the role as, say, Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson. Another transgenderactrice, Jamie Clayton, and struck in: “Transgenderacteurs get anyway, not even the chance to audition for other roles than transgenderpersonages”, she said.
“In the light of the ethical questions that were raised around my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I decided to get me to withdraw from the project,” said Johansson to Out Magazine. “Our cultural understanding of the transgendergemeenschap continues to grow, and I have learned a lot since my first statement about my casting. I realize that that impervious was”, says Johansson mea culpa. “I am grateful that the debate about inclusion in Hollywood continue to be conducted.” The actress card, furthermore, that the number of roles for LGBTQ actors and actresses in 2017 with 40 percent compared to the year before.
“I understand why many are of the opinion that Dante portrayed are supposed to be a transgender, and I am grateful that my casting a wider debate has emerged about diversity in films”, says the still.