Trans men audition for Scarlett Johansson roles in this hilarious parody video

Earlier this week, Scarlett Johansson dismissed criticism over her decision to play a transgender character in an upcoming film.

The American actress – who stars as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – is set to star in Rub and Tug, the biopic of Dante “Tex” Gill (born Jean Gill), who owned a massage parlor in Pittsburgh’s underground sex industry in the 70s.

In his 2003 obituary, Gill was described as “insisting that she was a man and telling everyone she wanted to be known as ‘Mr. Gill.’”

Johansson’s casting faced criticism from the LGBTQ community, who have questioned why a cisgender actor is playing the role of a trans character, when so few trans actors are able to get roles on the big screen.

In a statement via her representative, Johansson hit out at her critics and referenced other actors who have played trans roles.

She said: “Tell them they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”

In response to her controversial casting, several trans men have starred in a hilarious parody video, in which they audition for iconic roles throughout Scarlett Johansson’s career, such as Ghost World, The Avengers and Her.

Watch below:

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