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A Fantastic Woman(2017) Review

Cast : Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Kuppenheim, Amparo Noguera, Nicolas Saavedra Director : Sebastian Lelio Language : Chilean Genre : Drama Synopsis : A transgender woman faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend. 
A Fantastic Leap in Trans Cinema!
A few weeks back, I had a healthy debate with a friend over whether or not mainstream cinema was doing enough to represent transgender characters. His argument was that mainstream cinema has definitely started to be more inclusive. His hypothesis for his argument was the recognition that actors such as Jared Leto and Eddie Redmayne had got for portraying transgender characters in Dallas Buyers Club(2013)and The Danish Girl(2015), respectively. I disagreed. 
While I was appreciative of how those movies tenderly handled such a sensitive topic, I had a major issue with how such films tend to label such characters as victims of harassment, rape and  gruesome murders. Such films purport t…

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