Scarlett Johansson pulls out of ‘Rub & Tug’ amid casting controversy

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the film “Rub & Tug” following backlash for accepting a transgender role as a cis-gender woman.

Johansson had been cast as Dante “Tex” Gill, a transgender man who operated a string of massage parlors that were fronts for brothels in Pittsburgh.

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Scarlett Johansson blasted for being cast as transgender man

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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Scarlett Johansson is facing backlash for choosing to play a transgender man in the upcoming crime drama “Rub & Tug.”

“Rub & Tug” is based on the life of Dante “Tex” Gill, a transgender man who operated a string of massage parlors that doubled as brothels in Pittsburgh.

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‘Sense8’ announces finale release date

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: ‘Sense 8.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

“Sense8” will wrap up its story in a two-hour finale that will be released on June 8 on Netflix.

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Netflix releases first look at ‘Sense8’ finale

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Netflix has released a first look at the two-hour “Sense8” finale special.

The video shows behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the cast and clips of the cast meeting fans all around the world.

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