• Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of ‘Rub and Tug' Following Backlash

    4 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of Rub & Tug , the biopic about a transgender Pittsburgh crime boss that sparked an uproar over whether the cisgender actress should play a trans man.
    Johansson has dropped out of Rub & Tug , in which she was set to play the transgender man Dante “Tex” Gill, who rose to infamy as crime boss who ran a string of massage parlors in the 1970s and '80s that doubled as prostitution hubs.
    “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,” Johansson said...
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  • Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub & Tug Over Transgender

    Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub & Tug Over Transgender

    4 monthes ago - By Movie Web

    Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub & Tug Over Transgender Controversy Scarlett Johansson says that she has learned a lot after the transgender controversy over Rub & Tug movie.
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  • Scarlett Johansson Drops Out Of Playing A Transgender Man Following Backlash

    Scarlett Johansson Drops Out Of Playing A Transgender Man Following Backlash

    4 monthes ago - By Cinéma Blend

    Despite originally defending her casting, Scarlett Johansson has announced she won't star in Rub & Tug , which would have seen her playing a transgender man.
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  • Scarlett Johansson Withdraws From Transgender Role After Backlash

    Scarlett Johansson Withdraws From Transgender Role After Backlash

    4 monthes ago - By NY Times

    The actress dropped out of her role as Dante Gill, a.k.a. Tex, in “Rub & Tug,” citing ethical questions surrounding her casting.
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  • GLAAD, Hollywood Transgender Community React To Scarlett Johansson's ‘Rub & Tug' Exit

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Scarlett Johansson 's withdrawal from Rub & Tug , in which she'd been cast as a transgender man, is a game changer in Hollywood's portrayal of the transgender community, GLAAD said today.
    The LGTBQ media advocacy organization also cited “the transgender voices” who spoke out about the film. “Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement, “and TV is starting to do the same for transgender...
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  • Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub & Tug After Casting Backlash

    Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub & Tug After Casting Backlash

    4 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    Scarlett Johansson has formally exited the biopic Rub & Tug after the backlash to her being cast in the film as criminal kingpin Dante "Tex" Gill, a transgender man. The Oscar-nominee and Black Widow actor initially dismissed the criticisms of her being cast to play Gill , citing the previous occasions in which cisgender actors had been cast as transgender characters (including relatively recent examples like Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club and Jeffery Tambor on Transparent ). Since then, however, Johansson has changed course and has now backed out of the film altogether. This isn't the...
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  • Scarlett Johansson Exits ‘Rub & Tug' Amid Outcry Over Playing Trans Man

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Scarlett Johansson , who endured cries of whitewashing when she played the lead in last year's Ghost in the Shell, this time has given in to public pressure. The actress today exited Rub & Tug , the Rupert Sanders-directed film in which she was to play the trans owner of a massage parlor.
    Johansson's role in the project was met with immediate backlash from the transgender community and others who objected to her casting. Following the initial uproar, the actress responded wi...
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  • Scarlett Johansson Exits Transgender Film Following Backlash

    Scarlett Johansson Exits Transgender Film Following Backlash

    4 monthes ago - By Coming Soon

    Scarlett Johansson exits transgender film following backlash
    After facing backlash after being cast in the role of Dante “Tex” Gill, a transgender man, and controversial follow-up comments made by the actress' rep in response to the backlash, Scarlett Johansson has confirmed to Out.com that she has dropped out of the film Rub & Tug .
    “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, and I've learned a lot from...
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  • Scarlett Johansson Withdraws From ‘Rub and Tug' After Backlash Over Trans Role

    4 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Scarlett Johansson has exited the movie “Rub and Tug” after backlash over the actress playing a transgender man.
    “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,” Johansson told Out Magazine. “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. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation...
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