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‘The Starling’ Movie Review: Depression, Anger, and Was That a Transphobic Joke?

'The Starling' Movie Review: Depression, Anger, and Was That a Transphobic Joke?
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  1. Charli says:

    I watched this one last night, and for the most part liked it a lot more than I expected. I’m not a fan of McCarthy’s comedic work, but I’m a big fan of O’Dowd, and overall felt the story and the characters were enough for a heartwarming family drama. That transphobic comment hit me like a ton of bricks, though. I nearly turned the movie off in that moment, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it, even waking up hurting again from the distress it caused me. How did that make it through every stage of filmmaking without somebody saying “hold up, this is super uncomfortable and a really damaging thing to say”? People are being killed for “tricking” people for not disclosing their transness, we must do better.

  2. Ren says:

    Yes. I found this because I googled to see if anyone else had heard that line.
    I want to write to both Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Kline and ask wtf. As an ally. And I am not even an activist. The comment just came out of nowhere!!

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