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Scarlett Johansson's Casting As A Trans Man In Upcoming Film Ignites Controversy—And Her Response Made It Worse

By Mark LoProto

First, she offended with her roll in Ghost in the Shell. Now, Scarlett Johansson is ticking off the trans community with her casting in Rupert Sanders’ latest crime biopic, Rub & Tug. Only a year after stepping into the role of a character who was primarily Asian in Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell, Johansson is slated to play Dante “Tex” Gill, a transgender man who ran massage parlors that hid a prostitution ring in the 1970s.

The problem people have isn’t that Johansson is standing in as a man. It’s that Gill was transgender and many people feel that the actress who plays Black Widow is taking the role of a transgender actor.

Valerie Vza Complex hit the nail on the head with her reaction to the casting.