Friday, February 17, 2017

Boy Meets Girl

Following our Cyrsti's Condo post concerning the premier of "Doubt" with Laverne Cox, Paula Goodwin astutely mentioned the movie "Boy Meets Girl" with another transgender actress Rebecca Root.

The film is on my list of "must see's" which I just haven't seen yet! Thanks Paula :)

Connie also commented on the show:

"I was unable to catch the premier (Doubt) last night, but it's probably "on demand". I'm disappointed, too, about the "reveal" - especially right off the bat. Not knowing the question to which she responded, I don't know if her response was a very good one. I consider myself to have been a woman all my life; I only played the part of a man because I had to. 

I think most of us come to this realization at some point, and I'm sure Laverne, herself, has. Being a transgender woman is hard enough to explain, anyway, but it bothers me when one of us is portrayed as a "woman who used to be a man". The answer to someones question should either be, "It's none of your business" or "Do you really want to learn something?". Of course, an attorney is going to charge for every minute of the lesson if it's done in her office! :)"

Connie, since it is on CBS and if the ratings are half way decent, I am sure they will show it again! Plus since the transgender subject has already been covered, maybe that will be the last we will see of it.

1 comment:

  1. I, too, would like to see "Boy Meets Girl." Of course, I haven't even gotten around to "The Danish Girl" yet, so it may be some time. My wife isn't always interested in seeing trans movies, as she has to put up with it all in real life every day. I usually have to watch things alone, late at night, just as I did in my closeted days. That kinda ruins the experience for me.

    Well, I have my "Doubts" that the show will not revisit the trans sub-plot idea. My disappointment lies in my belief that it's important for a trans actor to play a cis person - at least once in a while. The world already knows that Lavern Cox is trans, but that doesn't mean she should have to play the part of a trans woman any more than a straight cis actor should be confined to playing only hetero parts (or that a gay actor playing only gay parts). At the very least, the writers could have let her be stealth, leaving the viewer to maybe only guess her gender status.


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