They’re fucking actors you twat

This year the studios have announced (Re)assignment, a fairly ludicrous sounding revenge fantasy about a hitman who undergoes forced gender reassignment surgery; and – the final straw – Mark Ruffalo, the executive producer of Anything, has defended the casting of Mark Bomer as a trans woman.

The trans actor Jen Richards responded magnificently to the news, warning Hollywood that casting non-trans actors in trans roles was not just offensive, but dangerous. Ruffalo rather meekly replied that we are all learning and wished he had known this sooner. The trans community seethed.

Can a gay actor play a straight role? A trans actor a cis role? A white a black (yes, Olivier as Othello), a black a white (Essiedu as Hamlet)?

Good, so fuck off then. This process is called “acting”. People are pretending to be what they are not. They are “actors”.

Sheesh, three year olds get this when they watch the sodding pantomime……

25 thoughts on “They’re fucking actors you twat”

  1. Who knew they were all just a bunch of reactionary rednecks?

    Does this mean they’ll support my campaign to bar a black James Bond?

  2. A show about a hitman who has his dick chopped off?

    The show will rot faster than the severed member.

    It wont even reach the credits on episode 1.

  3. Well, yes, up to a point Lord Copper….

    With some honourable exceptions writers can’t write and mainstream actors can’t act some roles that are beyond their imaginings – the neurodivergent and the physically disabled.

    Have no idea about Trans but suspect that this is a non-argument as the rest of trans lives are mainstream compatible so imaginable/actable.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Doug – “Have no idea about Trans but suspect that this is a non-argument as the rest of trans lives are mainstream compatible so imaginable/actable.”

    You know, it is hard to follow what appears to be English, but given most Trans people live seriously screwed up lives, there are unlikely to be many that are mainstream compatible.

    It is hard to play the mentally ill well.

  5. Some people clearly never saw Bradley Cooper play The Elephant Man. Seriously, not only did he not need the deformation he did not even need prosthetics or unusual make up to persuade a theatre audience he was the unfortunate man.

    I love the idea of a “trans community”. If that is not divisive and exclusionary I can’t think what is.

  6. “Straight to video”

    Will it lose as much money as the Ghostbusters remake?

    “The trans actor Jen Richards responded magnificently to the news,”

    LOL. Zeroth World problem.

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    This year the studios have announced (Re)assignment, a fairly ludicrous sounding revenge fantasy about a hitman who undergoes forced gender reassignment surgery; and – the final straw

    This is clearly about job protection and nothing any rational person could support. After all, this hitman is just missing his genitals. He is not actually trans. He was not born that way. He was not trapped in the body of a the wrong gender.

    He just had his wedding tackle removed. Involuntarily. That wouldn’t change his orientation even if I believed the leftist bullsh!t pushed by the degenerate communities.

  8. Mark Ruffalo is an SJW wanker. It fills my heart with song to see people like him forced to defend themselves against this shit.

    Next: ‘trans’ director forced to defend self against animal rights activists demanding to know why chimps never get cast in films.

    Next Next: animal rights activists split in ‘chimpism’ row as Crustaceanists demand roles for lobsters.

  9. I guess my daughter will have to get rid of her Carry On collection, or risk humiliation at the manly hands of the Trans ‘community’.

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    Dongguan John – “It’s so wrong that a dead gay guy wasn’t cast instead of Tom Hanks in Philadelphia”

    Think of the casting problems for The Boys from Brazil?

    Which in turn poses problems for Olivier’s career. Because during his “do any American crap for money” phase, he was both a Jewish Nazi hunter (in the above) and best of all, a Nazi being hunted by Jews. A good thing he had this acting thing down or he would have been madder than his (extremely beautiful) wife.

  11. “No, a small and unrepresentative sample screeched like chimps, and the rest just got on with their lives.”

    Quite so. The rest got annoyed that the SJWs were making them unpopular again by pretending to ‘represent’ them.

    “Have no idea about Trans but suspect that this is a non-argument as the rest of trans lives are mainstream compatible so imaginable/actable.”

    It’s not the appearance or lifestyle that are the point in this case – it’s the culture clash. Someone with a healthy male mind is living in a woman’s body – it’s like being a trans person before they ‘come out’, but without the lifelong experience of living as a girl/woman – so it will be the usual story about the difficulties of being dropped in at the deep end learning an entire new culture, combined with the emotional difficulties of having to pretend to like it.

    I expect it would be played as a situational comedy – combined with the action fantasy. It probably doesn’t take a lot of acting sophistication to do that, and it’s not quite the same situation anyway so being trans probably wouldn’t help. A serious play about being trans would be a lot harder to do.

  12. The SJW’s must have a shit fit over Game of Thrones then, where it seems that half of the male characters get there knackers lobbed off at some point.

  13. So the casting of Neil Patrick Harris as Barney in how i met your mother was clearly a terrible decision on this basis

  14. Can a gay actor play a straight role?

    Christ, you should see the contortions people are twisting themselves into justifying the new Sulu being gay.

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