First look at Matt Bomer playing a trans woman in latest movie made by cis men

We’re finally getting a look at Matt Bomer playing a transgender woman in the movie that took a ton of heat when it was revealed that Mark Ruffalo had cast the cisgender gay actor instead of someone actually trans. The movie, Anything, is about to have its world premiere.

Bomer stars as Freda Von Rhenberg, a sex worker who lives next door to a straight man from the Deep South, Early Landry, played by John Carroll Lynch. The plot centers around the Mississippi native moving to Los Angeles after losing his wife, to be cared for by his over-protective sister, played by Maura Tierney. Landry escapes her clutches to start a new life, reported Deadline Hollywood, and eventually begins an intense relationship with Freda.

Ruffalo, the actor turned executive producer, took to Twitter to address criticism about casting Bomer last summer.

The cause of casting trans actors to play trans roles has an ally in award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor, the cisgender star of Transparent who has publicly challenged Hollywood to “give transgender talent a chance.”

Will Bomer’s performance silence critics who still recall the tone deaf way Oscar winner Jared Leto responded to questions about playing a trans woman in Dallas Buyers Club? We’ll see after Anything holds its world premiere Saturday at 3 PM at the Arclight Cinema in Santa Monica, California.

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