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I know it was Flavor Aid, but Kool Aid flows better...

So my friend scored some Broadway tickets at a deep discount and I ended up seeing Chicago and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The lead of Chicago (Roxie Hart) was played by Angelica Ross, who happens to be a TIM, one I really dislike for one huge reason, but I digress. Aside from the bad storyline, I found his acting to be wooden and unconvincing. I left the theater feeling aggravated

Second came HP, a play which I ended up liking far more than Chicago, but what interested me was how the theater employees were all wearing"ally" and pronoun pins, how there was a sign by the bathroom saying "all gender expressions welcome" and that the play's showbill had pronouns next to the cast members' bios (the Chicago one didn't have this BTW). It was like they were going out of their way to say how much they disagree with JKR's politics. 🧐

Between this and seeing the TIM at the Planned Parenthood wearing a shirt saying "no TERFs" at my local pride recently, I need a time turner myself so I can leave this clown era.

I know it was Flavor Aid, but Kool Aid flows better... So my friend scored some Broadway tickets at a deep discount and I ended up seeing *Chicago* and *Harry Potter and the Cursed Child*. The lead of Chicago (Roxie Hart) was played by Angelica Ross, who happens to be a TIM, one I really dislike for one huge reason, but I digress. Aside from the bad storyline, I found his acting to be wooden and unconvincing. I left the theater feeling aggravated Second came HP, a play which I ended up liking far more than Chicago, but what interested me was how the theater employees were all wearing"ally" and pronoun pins, how there was a sign by the bathroom saying "all gender expressions welcome" and that the play's showbill had pronouns next to the cast members' bios (the Chicago one didn't have this BTW). It was like they were going out of their way to say how much they disagree with JKR's politics. 🧐 Between this and seeing the TIM at the Planned Parenthood wearing a shirt saying "no TERFs" at my local pride recently, I need a time turner myself so I can leave this clown era.

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I once saw a production of Hamlet with a male enby playing Ophelia. His acting was weird and unnatural too, like nothing he did had anything to do with embodying her character. He was just reading lines.

Just out of curiosity, of all the trans/NB actors around, have you or anyone else seen one who was even slightly passable in acting?

My knowledge of these people is not that big, but the few ones I have seen were pretty much abysmal and all were just "reading lines", possibly because they are too busy playing (badly) the part that is their identity to leave it aside for a role in a movie/tv show.

[–] Understanderson 13 points Edited

They always look to me like they're thinking too hard about how they look. It's hard to act when you're already playing a role 24/7.

Exactly. They're playing the role of their life constantly, adding another one up just makes them look less spontaneous and involved.

They just recite the lines and nothing else, while they are busy remembering about the manners and movements they are supposed to do as "real" wo/men/NB.