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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2017) 4 (1): 135–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... Production and exhibition of a film provokes engagement with the subject, inviting reading, interpretation, and misinterpretation. Dallas Buyers Club (dir. Jean-Marc Vallee, 2013) sits uneasily with contemporary transliterate (Ford 2014, 2016) audiences. The trans* body is misrepresented through a narrative...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 November 2015) 2 (4): 689–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... issue received recent media attention as a result of Jared Leto's Oscar win for his (questionable) turn in Dallas Buyers' Club as a trans woman, the importance of trans casting was receiving attention at the festival. Amber Dawn, the festival's director of programming during 2009–12, put a particular...
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (1 February 2017) 4 (1): 28–44.
Published: 01 February 2017
... ) notes that nontransgender actors are often cast in transgender roles. The 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club is a recent case in point: the cisgender actor Jared Leto was cast as a trans woman living with HIV/AIDS, a role that earned him an Oscar for best supporting actor. Beyond criticisms that the film...