When asked if he’d ever considered casting a trans actress for Dallas Buyer’s Club, director Jean-Marc Vallée said, “Never. Is there any transgender actor? To my knowledge — I don’t know one. I didn’t even think about it”.
When assured that yes, of course there are trans actors, Vallée replied, “Which ones? There’s like five, or three, or what — two? I never thought of that. I never thought of hiring a real rodeo guy to play the rodeo Ron Woodruff. And just like in every film — we’re actors, we’re directors. I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing.”
tw: reality check
On July 19th, 2009, Scott Loren Moore, one of the lead editors of Trans Bodies/Trans Selves, smacked me around pretty bad. At the time he was my boyfriend, and what occurred on this night was part of a larger pattern of intimate partner abuse. He has consistently sought to avoid any accountability for this behavior.
Scott is currently raising $50k via some kind of crowdsourcing scheme which will *allow* Trans Bodies/Trans Selves to be published by Oxford University Press. Why? It is unclear.
The original Our Bodies/Ourselves was published for $0.38 per copy. The point is, it might be worth it to give some thought about where your money is going, and whose ideals it is supporting. Read more about this ongoing conversation here.
There are a lot of really smart people involved in this project, and I’m not trying to shade them. I’m just sharing my part of the story. Decide what you want to do for yourself.
Two Comedians, Two Albums, One Night only!
Friday October 11th @ 8 AND 10 PM.
Both comedians will be performing at both shows!
Red Durkin in Interpretive Screaming
Kelli Dunham in Trigger Warning
Sliding scale tickets ($10 - $30) on sale now!