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Scarlett Johansson unexpectedly drops transgender Lead in Rub & Tug

Scarlett Johansson unexpectedly drops transgender Lead in Rub & Tug

Johansson gracefully and responsibly announced she wouldn’t play the part of Dante Tex Gill today releasing an exclusive statement to Out magazine Her words, in full: “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. Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, […]

Scarlett Johansson defends transgender role vitriolically

Scarlett Johansson defends transgender role vitriolically

Scarlett Johansson, a cisgender woman, has been cast to play a transmasculine role as massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in the upcoming mob drama Rub & Tug.  Johansson, who recently took heat for playing an Asian woman, reacted to transface accusations telling Bustle via a representative:  “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, […]