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Scarlett Johansson has dropped a trans role in movie 'Rub & Tug' after intense backlash

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Johansson's controversial casting as Dante "Tex" Gill, a trans man, was met with an immediate outcry from those who believe that trans roles should be played by trans actors.
Anger grew after the actress' initial public response was widely viewed as insensitive.
A week into the casting backlash, Johansson has pulled out of "Rub & Tug."
Actress Scarlett Johansson's casting in the true story of trans man Dante "Tex" Gill in the upcoming film "Rub & Tug" was met with widespread dismay from many who believe that trans roles should be played by trans actors.
While social media and commentators...
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Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of movie 'Rub and Tug' after backlash against her playing a transgender man

Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of movie 'Rub and Tug' after backlash against her playing a transgender man

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the movie "Rub and Tug," in which she would have played Dante "Tex" Gill, a transgender man who used a massage parlor as a front for prostitution in the 1970s.
Johansson faced backlash for her casting.
Scarlett Johansson is withdrawing from "Rub and Tug," the movie in which she was cast as Dante "Tex" Gill, a transgender man who gained money and power by using a massage parlor as a front for prostitution in 1970s Pittsburgh. Johansson received backlash for her casting as a trans man, including from the transgender...
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