Matt Bomer criticized for taking film role as transgender woman

By : Jeremy Williams
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Matt Bomer (American Horror Story, Magic Mike) has signed on to play a transgender woman in the upcoming drama Anything, based on the Tim McNeil play of the same name. McNeil will direct the adaptation.

The film will also star fellow AHS actor John Carroll Lynch as a Mississippi man who moves to Los Angeles after his wife dies and begins a relationship with Bomer’s character. The movie is executive produced by The Avengers‘ Mark Ruffalo.

Not everyone is pleased with the casting decision, as transgender actress Jamie Clayton took to Twitter tweeting, “I really hope you both choose to do some actual good for the trans community one day.”

Clayton tagged Bomer in the post along with cisgender actress Michelle Rodriguez who plays a transgender woman in the 2017 film (Re)Assignment. Bomer promptly blocked Clayton on Twitter.

Bomer joins Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) as recent cisgender actors who have played, and earned awards, for portraying trans women.

A release date for Anything has not been announced.

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