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.