Many trans people believe traditional casting creates a paradox: If all the major trans roles go to non-trans actors, how will trans actors ever get opportunities and experience needed to land major roles? It’s almost impossible to make a full-time living as a working trans actor in film and TV, and watching all the plum roles go to non-trans actors can make it feel like a war of attrition. Even Laverne Cox, who plays breakout character Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black, was about to abandon acting when her big role came along. So why do established actors keep taking most of the good trans roles?


    Fanning was brought to the project by the film’s producers and creative team, because she is marketable following the box-office success of Maleficent, and because she’s an extraordinary performer with a proven track record in art house films like Ginger & Rosa.

Shit like this is why I gave up on the Atlantic.

posted by thenewgreen: 1527 days ago