Michelle Rodriguez Denies Transphobia Claims

Michelle Rodriguez Denies Transphobia Claims

Michelle Rodriguez has nothing but love for the LGBT community.

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The actress is causing a lot of controversy over her new transgender character in the upcoming thriller (Re) Assignment., and she set the record straight to TMZ that she has no means to offend the trans community.

“I’m bisexual, and I would never in my life do anything that would hurt the LGBT community,” said Rodriguez in an TMZ video.

Rodriguez was also under fire for how she explained the movie plot. In an Instagram photo of herself fully in character, she explained that Sigourney Weaver‘s “twisted doctor” character wants to “take my character’s manhood away with a sex change to teach him a lesson.”


Heheheh at TIFF promoting 'TomBoy A Revengers Tale' producers are convinced the new movie title should be re-assignment but I'll stick to the title I signed on to shoot... 'Tomboy'. It's in the B Movie genre, a culture shock pic, shot like a 'film Noir' graphic novel. I played a male assassin for four days in the movie, boy was that beard itchy. Then out revenge, a twisted Doctor played by Sigourney Weaver decides to take my character's manhood away with a sex change to teach him a lesson. I never felt more like a woman than when I played a man. For the rest of the film I was a man stuck in a newly operated sex changed body. I had fake boob covers to look like man implants & I wore a fake hairy 'mangina' which you can't really see cause they made it so hairy. In retrospect I'm I glad took the plunge, the industry seems to be running low on edgy creativity & 'real take a chance' controversy, sometimes it makes me want to scream, instead I did what I always do when I'm bored with the 'status quo', I shot crazy b movie Indy to express my frustration. I wish I had more than a few weeks to prepare for this flic, I would have gained a lot more weight, & we would have made some hairy arms to match my Mediterranean look. I feel that my skinny build sometimes comes off hermaphoditic in the film, especially when you add the crazy male chest for the nude sequences. Lol hope y'all will enjoy the flic sometime, when we sell it of course... It's interesting to say the least.

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While the Internet was upset of that portrayal, Rodriguez is standing by the movie.

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“They don’t own the patent on sex changes, and the sex change in the movie is an act of vengeance,” said Rodriguez. “It has nothing to do with somebody’s emotional, psychological journey.”

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