Scarlett Johansson Backs Out of Transgender Role in 'Rub and Tug' Amid Backlash

 

 

Scarlett Johansson has chosen to pull out of the film "Rub and Tug" in the wake of getting some genuine feedback for playing the part of the lead character ... who is a transgender individual. Johansson tells "Out" magazine ... "In light of ongoing moral inquiries raised encompassing my giving a role as Dante Tex Gill, I have chosen to deferentially pull back my support in the task." 

 

She includes ... "Our social comprehension of transgender individuals keeps on progressing, and I've taken in a considerable measure from the network since putting forth my first expression about my throwing and acknowledge it was uncaring." Scarlett concedes she would have wanted to assume the part of Dante, however comprehends why individuals were agitated with her being cast and feel he ought to be played by a transgender individual. 

 

This is a really enormous inversion from when the discussion initially broke half a month back, and her rep recommended it was unreasonable to shoot Johansson for playing the part when different on-screen characters - like Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman - had played trans characters ... to basic approval. 

 

"Rub and Tug" is the tale of Dante "Tex" Gill, who was conceived a lady however distinguished as a man and ran a prostitution ring out of his back rub parlor in the '70s and '80s. It's misty right now how creation will be influenced by Johansson's exit.

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