It's a banner year for LGBTQ inclusion at the #GoldenGlobes but trans writers say Foreign Language nominee "Girl" is "the most dangerous movie about a trans character in years." Read what trans and queer critics are saying. @TheAcademy @NetflixFilm— GLAAD (@glaad) December 6, 2018
The near-unanimous praise for the film has been exclusively generated by critics who are not transgender.
The film isn’t just another case of irresponsible casting or harmful stereotypes.
If Girl takes home an Oscar, it would be a drastic step backwards for trans representation in Hollywood.
Directed by Lukas Dhont and co-written by him and Angelo Tigssens, both cisgender men.
A cisgender male actor was cast to play a teenage trans girl.
"The film is bloody and obsessed with trans bodies in a way that reminds us that a cisgender person wrote and directed it. It's trans trauma porn and, as a cisgender person, I'm warning trans people not to watch it and cis people not to fall for it" @into https://t.co/7EaFJWEUkO— GLAAD (@glaad) December 6, 2018
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