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Hephaestion
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posted 16 December 2005 08:00 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Transamerica's Tucker wouldn't cast a trans actor

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Ryan over at Liberal Serving attended a sneak peak preview of Transamerica with writer/director Duncan Tucker in attendance. "To be fair, I would have been satisfied with no less than a trans woman in the lead, but Tucker (admitted) that was never even an option... after the screening I attended." He responds saying, "So Duncan Tucker, the only way to respect the trans experience was to have a real woman in the part? Huh? ... I'm left to believe that he intended the character to look like a 'tranny' rather than a trans woman. He decided to show the stereotype rather than the reality, to provide an entry point for an uninitiated audience, so of course a trans actor was out of the question. That leaves the film lacking on a very basic level."


Ummm.... maybe he got the idea from all those movies (Brokeback Mountain, anyone?) and television shows (the execrable Will & Grace) that have 'manly hets' playing the parts of all those 'mos?

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Hephaestion
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posted 16 December 2005 08:08 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Meanwhile, in other "Transamerica" related news, Dolly's song got a Golden Globe nomination nod

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Dolly Parton had some insider knowledge when she wrote her Golden Globe-nominated song "Travelin' Thru" for the film "Transamerica." The song received a nod for Best Original Song, Parton's first Globe nomination, Parton says you don't have to know the song is about a transsexual to like it. Given its Christian imagery, she said, "country fans may think it's gospel. That's not particularly the kind of movie they'd go to see. But it's a beautiful movie, and they might be lured to it by the song. I've known a few transsexuals. I have firsthand knowledge of how complicated the whole process can be. I knew this person before, during and after he was a man. You might call him 'A Boy Named Sue.' That's what his name used to be. He works for me," Parton said. "He typed up the lyrics when I was writing and rewriting it."


"That's not particularly the kind of movie they'd go to see." LOL Oh, mistress of the understatement, Dolly! Nevertheless, while I've never been crazy about C&W music, I always thought Dolly was 'way cool. This is just more proof I was right. You GO, Dolly!

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Reality. Bites.
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posted 16 December 2005 08:09 AM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If there is a trans actor experienced enough to play the lead in a feature film, I'd like to know her name.

Eric McCormack is manly????


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Hephaestion
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posted 16 December 2005 08:40 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by RealityBites:

Eric McCormack is manly????


That's why I had it in ironic 'quote marks', RB.

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