“Scarlett Johansson is once again at the center of a Hollywood casting controversy.
“In 2016 there was backlash after the actress was cast as a Japanese character in the film “Ghost in the Shell,” based on a popular Japanese manga series.
“This time there is criticism surrounding her role as a transgender man.
“Johansson is set to star in “Rub & Tug” as Dante “Tex” Gill, a trans man known for running a string of massage parlors in Pittsburgh that were fronts for prostitution in the 1970s and 1980s.
“The film is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders, who also made “Ghost on the Shell.””
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