So it is official; Scarlett Johansson drops out of the movie Rub and Tug because trans people don’t understand the concept of acting, and that all representation is better than no representation. The trans community was upset a white biological woman was going to play an Asian trans man in the movie. Where did they go to complain…Twitter, of course. I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this. One, this is Hollywood. They care about money…which most businesses do regardless if they’re “Hollywood” or not. So when a movie is cast, they will often cast big names so as people will go see the movie in droves. It’s rare for a movie to do good(make a profit) on it’s own substance without it either having a well known actor, director, writer, producer, or coming from another medium such as a book, or game. Harry Potter didn’t have any known names-but it was based off a best selling book series of all time. (I said Harry Potter because something tells me people are gonna be like ‘what about HP’?) Or unless the movie is made on a low budget.
I understand the racial part the trans community is complaining about. I was upset when Goku was played by a white dude in Dragon Ball Evolution, but the reality of it is, Goku is not Asian nor is he an Earthling. He’s a Saiyan. The movie still did decent though. I was upset when M. Night cast white people as the characters of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The cartoon was heavily implied, and it was even mentioned they were living in an Asian centric world. The movie did decent-not all that decent, but it made a little bit of money. However, I support actors who want to break the boundaries of sex and race in their art. Unless the movie is specifically about racial apparent issues such as Hairspray, 12 Years A Slave, etc-then I see nothing wrong with people dabbing in other races. I just wish Hollywood would be more inclusive. They allow white people to take minority roles, but God be damned, if they let a minority take a white role.
What’s to come of this movie Rub and Tug? It could still get made and if/when it does then they’ll cast an Asian trans man. The chances of the movie doing good in theatres will be slim to none because now instead of the the movie being a ‘Scarlett Johansson movie’, it’ll be a ‘just another trans movie’. I could be wrong though.
Mr. Todrick Hall has been accused of stealing…..people’s time!
Yep, again. For the ones who don’t know Mr. Hall’s history: it was said-allegedly, in 2010, he charged fees for a take on the Wizard of Oz Musical for children to be in the productions. Productions he, himself, would put together casting other performers as leads and such. Either way, the money never came to light for the parents and their children. In 2011, he created a Kickstarter campaign for the same musical idea where goodies were promised to backers. Numerous comments filled the page of people never receiving their goodies,nor did they receive the actual project. The KS page was never updated to say if the project was completed even though most assumed it was the Pentatonix music video that featured Todrick Hall. It wasn’t until 2015, four years later when a message was sent saying for people to email him for their goodies. It’s unsure if people got their goodies or not. And now there’s:
Apparently, an user on a thread pointed out Todrick has a history of not paying performers, and even lying about it-allegedly. Apparently, this user is still waiting for his payment nearly two months later.
I actually used to like Todrick Hall until all of his videos became remixes of The Wizard of Oz, Disney, and/or black ghetto stereotypes. On the show Rupaul’s Drag Race, he’s an ass and I absolutely hate it when he’s on. Either way, he does have a history of scamming people and not paying people, so I’m not surprised by this. Given his current D-List status now, it might be difficult for anyone to penetrate his scamming ass.
As I was browsing for queer news, I discovered a story about an Asian man who is gay that’s suing Grindr for ‘racial discrimination‘. To sum up the story, this Asian man and others like him are upset that white people aren’t having sex with them. They’re upset that people are so bold about their preferences-preferences that may even boil down to racism and/or prejudice. It’s interesting though because this man would like to have a class action lawsuit so as to show just how racist these white men on Grindr are; is he implying that only white men can be racist? I never had a desire to use Grindr…because I like pussy, but from what my gay male friends tell me white dudes aren’t the only ones who are listing their racial preferences. Asians do it too, blacks and Latins do it too. In fact, it’s apparently common for Asian men to say “no blacks” on their profile. Look at this Asian; he only wants white dudes(sad):
As I continued to do research, apparently, there’s a whole website for gay black men and gay Asian men to meet up for sex or relationships. Hmm, overall, I understand what this man is doing. Some people truly are racist and some people have racial preferences due to racism as I said before; yet there are people who prefer what they prefer and you can’t force anyone to like you; a class action lawsuit isn’t going to change that. However, I do believe the men who are untactful about it and saying insults are probably racist. Most well manner people who do have racial preferences usually don’t write it on their profile; they simply block/ignore you.