Is it wrong to cast a cisgender man in a transgender role? | The Tylt
Is it wrong to cast a cisgender man in a transgender role?
Many argue that the job of actors is to inhabit a role, not to play themselves. They say the criteria for an acting role should be acting ability, not whether the actor's identity lines up with the role IRL.
@nowthisnews The actor playing the role does not matter. The character whom the actor is portraying matters.
For all the talk of actors just being chosen for acting ability, it's shockingly rare for transgender people to play CIS or transgender characters. Many in the trans community says the door only swings one way.
@THR every time a cisgender male is cast as a transgender woman this same conversation happens. nothing changes. smh