The entire community of transgenders in Hollywood are praising Johansson when she refrained herself from playing the role of a transgender man which she had accepted initially. Scarlett Johansson had signed the project named Rub and Tug which features Dante Tex Gill, a transgender man. The movie would be more like a biopic on this transgender man who used to run a massage parlor during the period of 1970’s to 1980’s and also owned prostitution businesses in Pittsburgh. On July 2nd of this month, the film was announced officially and revealed to the world that, Scarlett Johansson would be playing the lead role. Soon after the announcement, there was lavish opposition and critical negative reaction by the transgender community. Protests were held both on social media and news media.According to them, the opportunity was needed to be given to an artist who is a transgender himself and understands the community better.
Well, after a deep thought, she declared that she would be quitting to be a part of the Rub and Tug team and would not take up the role of the transgender. “I decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” she stated. “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,” she continued.
Upon hearing this, the community of Hollywood transgenders did not just stop with praising her decision but also celebrated the moment by applauding and rejoicing because their efforts were recognized and respected too. A lot of renowned stars and professionals from the industry of Hollywood congratulated Johansson for the stand which she confidently took. Rhys Ernst, a very talented director and producer was one among many to do the same.
Actress Alexandra Grey exhibited her views and opinions by saying that actors are meant to act and they got to be given their space of decision making as to feature an artistic freedom to take up any projects and play any roles. The profession of an actor gets completed when he/she gets a chance to play all types of roles. Did you like what Johansson did for the community. Comment down below!