Matt Bomer Cast As Transgender Sex Worker in “Anything” and It’s Instantly Being Called Out By Trans-Activists

Variety reports:

“Anything” is based on McNeil’s play of the same name. Lynch plays a man who is suicidal over the death of his wife and moves from Mississippi to Los Angeles, where he can be under the watchful eye of his protective sister, played by [Maura] Tierney. He then begins an intense friendship with Bomer’s character, a transgender sex worker. The unlikely new couple must reconcile their vastly different backgrounds as they fill the void in each other’s lives.

“Anything” is being produced by Hauptman, Louise Runge, and Ofrit Peres. Bomer, Tony Lipp, and Scott Wexler also executive produce.

Casting Bomer as a transgender character is opening a longstanding wound between the trans community and Hollywood. Bomer joins Eddie Redmayne and Jared Leto in the list of men who have played recent roles depicting the stories of trans women and it sends the trans community into a tizzy.

As soon as the news of Bomer’s casting was released Twitter exploded with trans-activist who took to social media to complain.

Where the casting of a trans actress would be more realistic lets not forget one thing.  Its called “acting”for a reason and it is show business.  It’s the talent that matters.

In reality a sympathetic portray by Bomer will draw more people and do more good than casting lets say Candis Cayne or Laverne Cox as Bomer is a bigger name and a much better thespian.

 

Matt Bomer to play Trans Character

 

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  1. I think the community needs to realize that just being “transgender” would not necessarily make them right or capable for the role. Mr Bomer is not only an accomplished actor. He is a member of the LGBT community.. I believe he will approach this characterization with the same sensitivity and thoughtfulness he approaches every role he undertakes.

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