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GLAAD ‘Disappointed’ by Film about Forced Transgender Surgery - 'We Haven't Read the Script'

By Mark Judge | October 30, 2015 | 10:06am EDT
Actress Michelle Rodriguez, who will star in the film "Tomboy: A Revenger's Tale" (AP)

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is disappointed in the concept for a film that has not yet been shot.

“Tomboy: A Revenger’s Tale” centers on a male assassin who is double-crossed and forced to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, going from male to female. The main character is played by Michelle Rodriguez and the doctor who performs the operation by Sigourney Weaver.

Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of programs for transgender media, issued a statement:

“We haven’t read the script, but it’s disappointing to see filmmakers turning what is a life-saving medical procedure for transgender people into a sensationalistic plot device. We are at a crucial moment in the public’s understanding of transgender issues, and stories like these have the potential to undermine the progress we’ve worked so hard to achieve.”

“Tomboy” is directed by Tony Hill, from his own script. It is set to begin shooting next month in Vancouver.

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