OT: Scarlett Johansson "pulls out" of trans drama "Rub & Tug"

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    Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

    51 minutes 52 seconds ago Friday, July 13 2018 in News
    Source: Associated Press
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.

    In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson says she’s withdrawing from the project “in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting.” Last week, Johansson said she would star as Pittsburgh 1970s and ’80s prostitution ring leader Dante “Tex” Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man.

    When transgender actors and advocates questioned the casting, Johansson initially responded with a statement that criticism “can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman’s reps.” All are actors who won acclaim for playing transgender characters.

    “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive,” said Johansson, who added that she had “great admiration and love for the trans community.”

    “While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film,” the actress added.

    Johansson previously came under fire for playing an originally Asian character in the 2017 film “Ghost in the Shell.” That film’s director, Rupert Sanders, was set to also helm “Rub & Tug.” It’s not clear if the film, which Johansson was also producing, will go forward. A representative for Johansson didn’t immediately respond to an email Friday.

    New Regency, which was set to produce, also didn’t immediately respond to queries.

    Jen Richards, trans activist and creator of the web series “Her Story,” praised Johansson for stepping down.

    “If you’re tired of hearing about it, you can’t imagine how tired trans actors are of talking about it,” Richards said on Twitter. “We just want to work. And with more trans and nonbinary people, of all kinds, participating, the work will be a better and richer representation of our world. This is a win.”
     
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    The pressure for a "minority" to get that role must have been too much for Hollywood to bear. Oh the agony they must go through when casting such a role. I'm sure it will reflect in the BO revenue.
     
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    welp, there goes the only reason to watch that film
     
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    I was gonna say, what a misleading headline..... in other news, Butch Jones will now take on the role, pulling on his experiences at UT.... should be a good 30 for 30....
     
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    Realistically, going from a headliner like her to an actor/actress/actrans? that is unknown is going to cost that movie a ton of revenue...
     
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    It’s important to run casting decisions by the gender inforcement mob first.
     
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    Yeah, Let's take work from one person that legitimately got the role and give it to someone who may not be as qualified or skilled to pull it off. Way to go America.
     
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    Can you imagine anyone casting Dallas Buyers Club in this current climate???
     
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    I probably wasn’t gonna see it before...this changes nothing.
     
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    Good for him.
     
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    LMFAO

    "McConnaughy (sp) never had AIDS you insensitive bastards! How dare you cast him!!"

    Yeah I wasnt going to see this disgusting garbage film anyway. Just enjoying a good belly laugh at the Lib Revolution beginning to swallow their own. Cant wait to see them harangue their Robispierre one day soon.
     
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    So now they’ll get some no name trans person to ruin this movie
     
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    Is it just me or does she look like Justin Bieber's clone?
     
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    You know we have posters here who will feel obligated to like the movie. :)
     
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    Damn, there goes her Oscar. Wonder who's load she (now needlessly) swallowed for that role?

    #MeToo
     
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    Now you've ruid it. I will never be able to " Rub &Tug" to her again without seeing the Bieb.
     
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    Well @tiger3232 has opened my eyes cannot look at her that way again.:D
     
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    I'm sorry, :(.
     
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    It was time to move on anyway. Up next Gal Gadot. Don't say a wordjumpingsmile
     
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    So will there be full frontal nudity?
     
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    Does this mean "How I Met Your Mother" will be yanked from syndication? How can a gay guy play a straight womanizer? Should they reshoot the series with Charlie Sheen as that character?

    And what in the world is to done with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in "Some Like It Hot," or Tom Hanks in "Philadelphia?"
     
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    Well that movie will tank now.
     
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    Butch Jones. Doesn't even need to go by a stage name.
     
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