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Hollywood Strikes again| Scarlett Johansson set to play a trans man in an upcoming movie

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shikamaru317 said:
jason1637 said:

If you're transgender you shouldn't be playing one. Similar to how non black people shouldn't do blackface and play the role of a black person.

The simple fact of the matter is that there are no popular trans actors or actresses. Why act surprised when a movie studio casts a popular A or B list actor or actress like Eddie Redmayne, Chloe Sevigny, or Scarlett Johnannsen to play a trans character as opposed to a nobody trans actor/actress who lacks the ability to put people in the seats at the cinema/theater the same way that a A or B lister can? Hollywood will do what makes them the most money. 

Because it makes money doesn't make it right.



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With the short hair, she is pretty androgynous.



jason1637 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Nothing in the Ghost in the Shell 1995 film made the Major seem overly Japanese. It just happened to take place in Japan. That's it. Most Japanese cartoons do not put a heavy emphasis on making characters look Japanese. Because it's a cartoon, it's just an abstract approximation of what humans "look like". The complaints about GiTS are really ridiculous. Her race was never that important to the movie. 

As someone that's part Japanese I find it offensive when a non Japanese person plays the role of a Japanese person.

I hope that you're being sarcastic. Who cares what you find offensive as a part Japanese person. I'm part Japanese as well and I don't think any of it's offensive. We're not monolithic. "As a _____ person" doesn't mean shit especially in this situation. Japanese like any other culture copy other countries' films or books then cast all people from their own country. It's normal and okay for any country to do.

Last edited by Aeolus451 - on 07 July 2018

"I find it offensive"

okay.



I think the final product will need to be judged for itself. However with that said, I do not find anything wrong with this myself.



 

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Aeolus451 said:
jason1637 said:

As someone that's part Japanese I find it offensive when a non Japanese person plays the role of a Japanese person.

I hope that you're being sarcastic. Who cares what you find offensive as a part Japanese person. I'm part Japanese as well and I don't think any of it's offensive. We're not monolithic. "As a _____ person" doesn't mean shit especially in this situation. Japanese like any other culture copy other countries' films or books then cast all people from their own country. It's normal and okay for any country to do.

I believe that you shouldn't play the part of a culture,race, or group you don't belong to. Someone playing the role of someone from my culture and she isn't part of it offends me.



Ultr said:
"I find it offensive"

okay.

your avatar is perfect.



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jason1637 said:
Aeolus451 said:

I hope that you're being sarcastic. Who cares what you find offensive as a part Japanese person. I'm part Japanese as well and I don't think any of it's offensive. We're not monolithic. "As a _____ person" doesn't mean shit especially in this situation. Japanese like any other culture copy other countries' films or books then cast all people from their own country. It's normal and okay for any country to do.

I believe that you shouldn't play the part of a culture,race, or group you don't belong to. Someone playing the role of someone from my culture and she isn't part of it offends me.

That's utterly idiotic and wrong because that's segregation. If I want to make a movie in China based on a book from Russia, does that mean that I have to use a Russian cast? If a culture is great or liked, it should be shared.



jason1637 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Nothing in the Ghost in the Shell 1995 film made the Major seem overly Japanese. It just happened to take place in Japan. That's it. Most Japanese cartoons do not put a heavy emphasis on making characters look Japanese. Because it's a cartoon, it's just an abstract approximation of what humans "look like". The complaints about GiTS are really ridiculous. Her race was never that important to the movie. 

As someone that's part Japanese I find it offensive when a non Japanese person plays the role of a Japanese person.

Oh, sorry, Scarlet didn't mean to offend 10% of you

Now what does your other 90% think?



So? I don’t get these cry babies nowadays....what has this world come to?

Get over yourself and grow up damnit.