If Trans Should Play Cis Then Should Cis Play Trans?

Of course, as we all know, this isn’t how these things work.

Cast more transgender actors in non-trans roles, union urges
Equity publishes guidance for entertainment professionals working with LGBT+ actors

Of course, we here support this idea. Producers and directors should cast whoever they damn well want to into whatever role they desire. There have been female Hamlets, black Lears and why not? The entire point of the exercise is to be playing dress up after all.…

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To Ask The Guardian – Perhaps The Snowflakes – An Interesting Question – Should Gay Actors Be Banned From Hetero Parts?

One of the more puzzling insistences of recent times is this idea that acting should not be acting. You know, this process of playing dress up in order to tell a story that interests should not really be dress up. Gay parts should only be played by gay actors, trans parts only by trans and so on.

Given that we all do believe in equality, equal treatment, these days we’ve thus an interesting question to ask those doing this insisting:

Playing it straight: should gay roles be reserved for gay actors?

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