Toronto 2020: A Good Man Is Another Transface Film

A Good Man is yet another example of transface casting gunning for awards with cisgender actress Noémie Merlant in a transgender role. It would be one thing for a cisgender filmmaker to bring a trans story to the screen if they actually had a transgender actor in the trans role.  However, this certainly isn’t the case here.  Not by a long shot.  What’s even more insulting is that the film’s co-writer, Christian Sonderegger, has a…

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Sundance 2020: Jumbo

Jumbo is one of the stories that are stranger than fiction and yet this coming-of-age drama is surprisingly inspired by a true story. Jeanne (Noémie Merlant) is a shy young woman that works late nights at the local amusement park.  While Jeanne’s mom would prefer that she meet a man already, she’d rather be doing other things.  For instance, Jeanne is always building miniature theme park rides in her bedroom. When the park gets a…

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