Straight Filmmaker Casts Transgender Actress in Transgender Love Story
Is this really happening at long last? After years of hetero actors and actresses playing trans characters in film -and in many cases scoring lots of trophies for their efforts - a transgender actress will play a transgender woman in a film.
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#1 Apr 27, 2013
Before the first roll of film is loaded, make sure that you are educated about what transsexualism actually is. It is NOTHING to do with sexual orientation or any kind of sexual deviancy. It is when gender identity (which is in the brain) does not match the physical sex (defined by genitalia). If you are fortunate enough to have matching gender identity and physical sex, then whoopee for you. You are cisgendered (which means that your gender identity and your physical sex match with each other) and you will not have to go through years of emotional and physical pain as well as the hateful ridicule of media misrepresentation and demonisation. Neither will you have to put up with the idiots who think they know what they are on about but really have no idea because they haven't asked a transgender support group to advise them about the truth of being a transperson and the correct terminology to use when speaking in media interviews about their next film. GET REAL AND GET THE TRUE FACTS BEFORE SHOOTING YOUR MOUTH OFF ABOUT THE 'GREAT THING YOU ARE DOING FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY'. Otherwise it can turn around and bite you in the butt!
#2 Apr 27, 2013
Assuming that the news post is accurate and they are using a real trangendered actress...I commend them on it. Im hoping it will shed a new light on the transgendered community for the positive. I know,am involved in the trangendered community this one I will have to keep an eye on.
Since: Jan 09
#3 Apr 28, 2013
The correct word is "Cisgendered", not hetero.
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