14 October, 2021

Acting Means Portraying Yourself as Something You Aren’t, so Why Not?

Trans actor demands right to play 'cis' roles | The Post Millennial

MJ Rodriguez is a trans actress who doesn't feel that her transgender identity should hold her back. Rodriguez, a biological male who identifies as transgender and uses female pronouns, said she wants "to be able to play anything." This statement follows high-profile incidents of actresses who were shamed out of playing trans male characters.

"It's about whether I'm the right person to tell the story of this character," Rodriguez said, "whether she's trans, cis, gender non-conforming, a monster, superhero or alien."

I couldn’t agree more. But this goes both ways, of course.

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