Danielle Solzman’s debut editorial for Pride.com discusses the importance of transgender casting

Despite winning big at this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival, there’s something disturbing about Girl, director Lukas Dhont’s Belgian drama film that chronicles a transgender teen chasing her dream of becoming a ballerina: the movie is only the latest to cast a cisgender male in the role of a transgender female.

Although casting cis men as trans women has been done countless times in numerous films, it’s a practice that needs to stop, especially considering how underrepresented trans actors already are in film and other media.


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