04/23/2017 (Sun) 08:50:09
"...Writer and director Jane Anderson said that, despite the fact that the subject of trannsexuality dominates much of the film, she did not envision "Normal" as a story chronicling the "adventures of a transgender person," but rather as a study of one married coupe's love for another. So if the movie is not about transsexuality per se, then why did this non-trans filmmaker go to the trouble of including a transsexual character? Anderson explained that she used transsexuality primarily as a device to challenge the couple's relationship. *** So, in other words, one of the characters, Roy, is ungendered in order to throw a monkey wrench into the couple's marriage. And transsexuality is no longer a marginalized identity or a grueling issue that real human beings struggle with; it is merely a literary device--a "metaphor" for the "ultimate catastrophe" that can strike a relationship.
"You would think that Anderson-as a woman and a lesbian-would be aware of the troubling way sexual minorities are portrayed (and their voices silenced) by the media, and that she would, at the very least, make a modest attempt to ensure that her character was respectful of the transsexual experience. Unfortunately *** Anderson unabashedly answered that she relied on her "imagination," that she made it up all by herself."
In short, her panties got in a bunch over the accurate treatment of transsexuals in a piece of romantic fiction, even though the director admitted that accuracy wasn't the goal. I would have liked to have read the fury she'd have written if Anderson had been a CIS man, aka one of the devils who torment her existence at the theaters. Worse, she just expects lesbians and women to take her side, but why? If she had her way, Anderson wouldn't be able to tell the kind of stories she wanted to tell because she has "gender entitlement."
Later the chapter ends with:
"By replacing gender-variant voices with their own, both Eugenides and Anderson ensure that real transsexual or intersex voices are not heard."
You can hear "OPPRESSION" even when she doesn't say it. Basically, if your voice doesn't conform to what I believe, or what I want to hear, then your words are oppressing my minority by denying them a voice. So stupid, get the transbitches to make their own films and if they're good and you tell people they're more true, they might sell more. I say might, because a lot of consumers != necessarily the same class as the characters they play. /u/ want a certain style of story-telling and don't actually want to read realistic stories about dykes, but it's always the dykes who get their panties in a bunch over inaccuracy.
Anyway, the beginning and endings are the funnest. Going back...
Ch 5: "Blind Spots On Subconscious Sex and Gender Entitlement
>"ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING ASPECTS about being a transsexual is that I'm frequently asked to explain to other people why I decided to transition."
Oh, so you don't like to have conversations or answer natural questions? What an entitled bitch.
>"Unlike gender dissonance, which is only experienced by trans people, gender entitlement can affect anyone. It is best described as the arrogant conviction that one's own beliefs, perceptions, and assumptions regarding gender and sexuality are more valid than those of other people. Gender entitlement often leads to gender anxiety, the act of becoming IRRATIONALLY UPSET-