Although the Pixar films take us to fantastic worlds, they are still deeply rooted in reality, with beautifully told stories tackling heavy topics like grief (“Up – Altas Aventuras”) and depression (“Amusement”).
From now on, Pixar also relies on representativeness.
The Trans March Twitter account shared a Pixar cast looking for a young trans actress to voice a transgender teenager.
Cast call says:
“Pixar chooses an actress to lend her voice to an upcoming animation project. She will be voicing the character of Jess, a 14-year-old transgender girl. She is compassionate, funny and always supports you. We are looking for actresses aged 12 to 17 who:
They are enthusiastic, outgoing, funny and energetic
Get comfortable playing in front of a microphone
Can authentically represent a 14 year old transgender girl ”
We have confirmed it is legit, so please share it! pic.twitter.com/oKLFzyjXIL
– Trans March (@transmarch) April 20, 2021
Pixar working on a film about a trans girl comes at a time when trans children in the United States are still struggling to enforce their rights.
It should be remembered that the Arkansas Senate passed a bill prohibiting access to gender care for trans youth, including reversible puberty blockers and hormones.
The ruling seriously harms trans children. Having a trans Pixar character can be very impactful and send a powerful message to trans children: they are loved, accepted and perfected for who they are.
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