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Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of Trans Film Role Following Backlash

2 monthes ago   |   By Billboard

Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of Rub & Tug, the movie that would have seen her play a transgender man.
"In light of recent ethical...
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Scarlett Johansson Apologizes For Accepting the Role of a Transgender Man

Scarlett Johansson Apologizes For Accepting the Role of a Transgender Man

2 monthes ago   |   By Pop Sugar

In early July, Scarlett Johansson faced quite a bit of backlash when news broke of her next big role: she had signed on to play a transgender man in Rub & Tug. The film would tell the true story of Dante "Tex" Gill, who prospered in Pittsburgh's massage parlor and prostitution business in the '70s and '80s. After news of the casting surfaced, the internet was incensed. Many transgender actors vocalized their unhappiness , since Hollywood has a history of excluding transgender talent from telling the stories they would arguably be best equipped to tell. To make matters worse, Johansson used...
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Scarlett Johansson drops out of trans film following backlash

Scarlett Johansson drops out of trans film following backlash

2 monthes ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

No less than a year after her controversial role in Rupert Sanders' adaptation of legendary Japanese manga, Ghost in the Shell , for which she was accused of whitewashing , Scarlett Johansson unsurprisingly sparked outrage for signing on to play a transgender man in Sanders' follow-up, Rub and Tug. Now, in response to the backlash, Johansson has exited the project.
“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson said in a statement to Out.com.
“Our cultural...
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