The Rub and Tug Controversy By Mrs Vera West

     Here is another one of those stories indicating that the politically correct system is starting to implode, feeding on its own nonsense:

“Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming movie already has fans talking ... and not in a good way. The “Lost in Translation” actress has signed on to star in “Rub & Tug,” which is being billed as an “American Hustle”–like mob drama. Directed by Rupert Sanders, the film is based on the life of Dante “Tex” Gill (to be played by Johansson), who ran an empire of massage parlors in Pittsburgh’s underground sex industry in the 1970s. While Gill’s gender identity has been described differently in various publications, most believe the crime boss identified as transgender. After news of Johansson’s casting broke Monday, many people expressed frustration on social media that a cisgender performer has once again been hired for a trans role. “Look, I’ve really liked Scarlett Johansson in some of her films, but I think the actor playing a trans man should BE a trans man if at all possible,” one person tweeted, adding that the actress “seems to need to learn that not ALL roles belong to her.” Wrote another, “Scarlett Johansson fancies herself intellectual but she refuses to learn anything.”

     For us, this may seem meaningless and pointless, but it does illustrate that there are now internal contradictions in the politically correct regime, and that things are beginning to split open. We look forward to much more of this, perhaps rubbing our hands in delight. Well, maybe not that far by way of stereotypical behaviour. We would not want to give more fuel to the peer-reviewed fire of the psychologists.



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