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Scarlett Johansson Responds To Backlash For Being Cast As Trans Man In ‘Rub & Tug’
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Miloch
2018-07-04 15:02:34 UTC
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Actress Scarlett Johansson is in hot water once again for her recent choice to
play massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in the upcoming mob drama Rub & Tug.
The real-life Gill was born as Lois Jean Gill, but identified as a man — which
is a detail in the role that has sparked backlash.

April Reign, who is known for the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, tweeted about the
news: “Scarlett Johansson received considerable backlash for Ghost in the Shell,
when she played a whitewashed Asian character. The movie tanked. Undeterred, she
has teamed up WITH THE SAME DIRECTOR to play a trans male character in Rub &
Tug.”

Reign’s tweet also includes a statement from Johansson via her representative
that was featured on Bustle which addressed the backlash — in her own special
way. She said: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared
Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”

Deadline broke the news that Johansson would be re-teaming with director Rupert
Sanders for Rub & Tug. The two previously worked together on the adaptation of
Ghost in the Shell, another movie which was the center of controversy as many
saw Johansson’s role as the film’s version of the film’s lead Major Motoko
Kusanagi as a form of whitewashing of a character that is seen as Asian. In the
case of Rub & Tug, she is being called out for “transface” as one person on
Twitter commented. Another said this is a case of “ciswashing.”

People are not being shy about calling out Johansson for playing a trans man
since this can be considered her second offense when it comes to appropriating —
in this case its not cultural, it’s gender identity.


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2018-07-04 15:53:37 UTC
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Actress Scarlett Johansson is in hot water once again for her recent choice to
play massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in the upcoming mob drama Rub & Tug.
The real-life Gill was born as Lois Jean Gill, but identified as a man — which
is a detail in the role that has sparked backlash.
April Reign, who is known for the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, tweeted about the
news: “Scarlett Johansson received considerable backlash for Ghost in the Shell,
when she played a whitewashed Asian character. The movie tanked. Undeterred, she
has teamed up WITH THE SAME DIRECTOR to play a trans male character in Rub &
Tug.”
Reign’s tweet also includes a statement from Johansson via her representative
that was featured on Bustle which addressed the backlash — in her own special
way. She said: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared
Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”
Deadline broke the news that Johansson would be re-teaming with director Rupert
Sanders for Rub & Tug. The two previously worked together on the adaptation of
Ghost in the Shell, another movie which was the center of controversy as many
saw Johansson’s role as the film’s version of the film’s lead Major Motoko
Kusanagi as a form of whitewashing of a character that is seen as Asian. In the
case of Rub & Tug, she is being called out for “transface” as one person on
Twitter commented. Another said this is a case of “ciswashing.”
People are not being shy about calling out Johansson for playing a trans man
since this can be considered her second offense when it comes to appropriating —
in this case its not cultural, it’s gender identity.
https://deadline.com/2018/07/scarlett-johansson-pittsburgh-massage-parlor-crime-queen-rub-and-tug-new-regency-rupert-sandersn-tale-of-pittsburgh-massage-parlor-king-1202419182/
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Too bad she had the looks to take her far but she is determined to self
destruct, another box office stinker.... they only get so many before
they are relegated to the "B" movies and the clips left on the floor.
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That's Karma
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