Splash Mountain Photos
It’s funnier everytime I see it.
I like human beings.
LOOK AT THIS BABY
LOOK AT HER
Serious business conductor baby = awesome
This baby conductor. The passion. The dedication. The… Cuteness. LOL.
Some #netflix before bed. Anyone watched #bates #motel before? Any good?
10 trans actors who weren’t offered Jared Leto’s role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
This is violence against our community.
It is social violence, for it reinforces, nay, makes explicit the idea that “trans women are men.” If it does NOT say this, then why are there not more cis women being played by cis men in cinema?
It is economic violence as well, for it takes jobs THAT ARE OURS and gives them instead to cis men.
These are just ten CELEBRATED women who could have played that role, who could have had a shot at OSCAR gold tonight. And he took that from them.
I’m actually getting a little angry at seeing this argument. Its been on my feed all day.
I get that there are wonderful and talented trans* actors who would’ve been able to play the role of Rayon in this film. But the argument doesnt seem to be that Leto or the writers of the film stereotyped the character (which they didnt) or that it was acted badly and got the award simply for the fact it was a trans* part (it wasn’t)- its because the trans-gendered role was played by someone who wasnt transgendered.
If everyone seems to be in such agreement that the white cis-gendered males that run the film industry should do more to set a positive mindset around people who aren’t white cis-gendered males, why on earth are people having a go at the white cis-gendered male who actually took a stab at it, did it justice and got the film, the role and as a result, the cause recognition it needs?
Rayon was the most loveable and admirable characters in that movie- so does it REALLY matter who played her? The whole film is based on a true, life story where THE CHARACTER OF RAYON NEVER EXISTED. So it isn’t exactly the writers, who created her in order to give Woodruff a partner in crime, as well as teach him a lesson on not to judge a book by its cover or by what presets he was taught as a cis-gendered hetero male living in the bible belt in the 80’s. They literally make a point to have him be disgusted by Rayon at the beginning, to defending her against hate and be distraught when she died.
Having a trans* woman play this role would not have guaranteed them the ”opportunity of oscar gold” as the woman above so elequently put it. Do you know what probably would’ve though? If a trans* woman played this part, and Matthew McConnaghey still had that role, then they may have been considered off the coat-tails of him. Isn’t that more insulting?
I’m not for one second saying that a trans* woman couldn’t have played this role brilliantly, to an oscar-worthy status. I’m saying that Jared Leto did a brilliant job in this film as an actor, and he should be given credit for it as that.
I also don’t see it as the social violence you have claimed it to be. ”Trans* women are men” is not a thing i found to be explicit in the film AT ALL. In fact, I found myself forgetting that it was even Jared Leto I was watching. But there shouldn’t be shame in a trans* woman accepting who they once were in order to fill the potential who they could be.
I don’t see it as economic violence that Jared Leto got this job instead of an active trans* actress. Of the ten actresses listed in the above article, they all have their own issues as to why they may or may not have gone for the role, or not have it been offered to them. For example, Candis Cayne mainly acts on television, as opposed to films. Laverne Cox is still relatively new after her breakout role in OITNB. Jamie Claytons most notable thing to date is being in TWO episodes of ‘Hung’. Just two. Alexandra Billings hasn’t acted at all since 2007, and perhaps doesnt want to anymore.
Dallas Buyers Club was twenty years in the making and with the film industry being the way it is (undoubtedly controlled by white, straight, men-in-suit corporations who would do anything for a quick buck), then trans* women trying to find work wouldn’t be able, or even willing, to commit to a role in an independant movie that is just a ”maybe”.
Overall, Jared Leto did a good job and the film had an overall positive, trans* message. Does it really matter that he’s a cis-gendered male, as long as the overall message was a positive one for your entire community?
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