Cis Actors in Trans Roles: Why It Matters

Elle Fanning as Ray, “3 Generations”

TW: discussion of transphobia, quotes which include transphobic slurs, etc., proceed with general caution

In January of 2019, Ben Whishaw won a Golden Globe for his role in “A Very English Scandal”, a TV miniseries about a 70’s British scandal wherein the leader of the Liberal party attempted to have his ex-lover, Norman Scott, killed in order to silence him. Excellent three episodes, my…