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The LGBT Community Celebrates ScarJo Pulling Out From Rub & Tug

The LGBT Community Celebrates ScarJo Pulling Out From 'Rub & Tug'

The LGBT Community Celebrates ScarJo Pulling Out From 'Rub & Tug'

Her departure may create a great opportunity for a trans actor to play a trans role.

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After criticism for partaking in transface, Scarlett Johansson will not play transgender character Dante "Tex" Gill in Rub & Tug. After weeks of asking her to step down, the LGBT community is celebrating her for accepting the criticism and respecting the transgender community.

“Scarlett Johansson’s announcement, together with the transgender voices who spoke out about this film, are game changers for the future of transgender images in Hollywood,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of the LGBT media organization GLAAD. “Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives, and TV is starting to do the same for transgender people with authentic transgender portrayals being major hits with critics and audiences. The film industry has a real opportunity to do the same."

Now the celebration begins. Here are some of the best hot takes from Twitter on Johansson's act of humility.

Who would you like to play Dante "Tex" Gill?

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Ariel Sobel

Ariel is a slam poet turned screenwriter. Born with her heart bleeding down her sleeve, she makes the personal professional, especially in her TED Talk, “Losing My Artistic License.” See more on arielsobel.com.

Ariel is a slam poet turned screenwriter. Born with her heart bleeding down her sleeve, she makes the personal professional, especially in her TED Talk, “Losing My Artistic License.” See more on arielsobel.com.