Apparently there is going to be a movie about a woman who pretends to be a man.
And cast in the starring role was Scarlett Johansson.
Who, I’m guessing is a well-known actress.
But in the interests of full disclosure, I doubt I’d be able to pick her out in a line-up.
Though, I do know she played the former Russia assassin with super powers in The Avengers movies.
Any old how.
So-called “trans activists” got super upset that an actress was going to do some … you know … acting.
You see, only a real-life woman pretending to be a man can portray a character who is a woman pretending to be a man.
What part of the word Acting do these people not understand?
For the record, Anthony Hopkins is not a psychopathic cannibal psychiatrist.
Jodie Foster was never actually a teen hooker.
Charles Laughton wasn’t a hunchback.
My old friend Zachary Quinto isn’t really Vulcan.
And Max von Sydow is not the Son of God.
It’s called Acting, you idiots.
Actors get paid to pretend to be someone they are not.
Which, when you think about it, is exactly like so-called “transsexuals” – except for the whole “being paid” part. Those guys pretend to be someone they’re not for free.
Well, almost for free. If they’re in the military, they expect us to pay for them to surgically mutilate their bodies in order to make their pretend seem more real.
But I digress…
Since Scarlett Johansson is paid to pretend, she’s perfectly suited to pretend to be someone who is pretending to be a man.
But, in this day and age, the lunatics are running the asylum.
And Hollywood just can’t bend over far enough to satisfy the various constituencies of the shrieking victim-class.
So rather than have a teeny, but loud group of rabble-rousers hound her every move, Johansson bowed out of the movie.
Let that be a lesson to you, Scarlett!
From now on you can only accept a role if the character is exactly like you!
So unless someone has a “The Story of Scarlett Johansson” movie in the works, it looks like you won’t be doing any acting anytime soon.
What’s ironic to me is activists have no problem with … for example … a black actress being cast in the role of Irish-American CIA Director Irene Kennedy in the train wreck version of Vince Flynn’s excellent book “American Assassin.”
Yeah. Does she look like a Mick to you?
Then again, look at the scrawny pretty-boy with the turned up nose who got cast as Mitch Rapp.
But where are the shrieking idiots who lit their hair on fire over Scarlett Johansson acting in the role of a woman pretending to be a man?
Why weren’t they complaining about a black actress named Sanaa Lathan playing the part of an Irish-American woman?
And if they’re okay with Sanaa Lathan playing Irene Kennedy when she is not an Irish-American woman, why aren’t they okay with Scarlett Johansson playing a woman pretending to be a man?
For Pete’s sake, Charlize Theron won an Oscar for playing an ugly, lesbian serial killer.
And, it just so happens, she’s none of those things.
That’s the magic of Acting.
Why is this so difficult to understand?
Johansson should have told these loudmouth idiots to go pound sand.
Instead, she bowed to the grievance mongers and sacrificed herself at the altar of Diversity.
Which, when you think about it, is kind of ironic.
After all, what is more diverse than having a woman pretend to be a woman who pretends to be a man?
But at the end of the day, who cares if Hollywood devours itself over political correctness?
They helped to create this monster.
And in a way, it’s kinda fun watching the monster turn on them.
You know, just like in the movie Frankenstein where the creature (played by an actor who not made of multiple dead body parts), turned on its creator.
With any luck, they’ll destroy each other.
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