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Should transgender personae only be performed by transgender people?
Transgender personae should only be performed by transgender people.
Not giving transgender roles to transgender people is a form of discrimination.
Only transgender people could know the deep psychological intricacies of a transgender persona and express them.
There is no shortage of transgender actors in the film markets where this debate is taking place.
It is disrespectful to any real-life figures who transitioned to be portrayed by the gender they did not identify with.
It might give a chance to a new talent to be known.
Being portrayed in movies and tv series can be a huge boost in visibility for the trans* community. This visibility is necessary in order to normalise them, and break down barriers to their acceptance within mainstream society.
That would be gender based discrimination, which is illegal. The gender of the performer is not in direct correlation with their performance.
A role should be given to the best actor, regardless of one’s gender.
Limiting who is allowed to play a role on a gender basis rationale limits artistic liberty (Cate Blanchett could not have played Bob Dylan).
It is counterproductive for transgender people's acceptance in society.
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