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SDS student Alec Butler on Scarlett Johansson and roles for trans actors

July 6th 2018

Playwright, filmmaker, and SDS major Alec Butler addressed Scarlett Johansson’s new role as Dante (Tex) Gill, a trans man, in Rub & Tug.  Butler and other trans folks and allies have expressed their disappointment in the role going to Johansson. “It’s bad form on her part to take another role away from a trans actor who could use the work, use the exposure [and] portray a trans person more authentically,” Butler says.  Read the full article here.

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