When it first became widely known that Matt Bomer was playing a trangender sex worker in the upcoming movie Anything, there was an immediate controversy. Many were angry that yet again a cisgender person was playing a transgender role, and there was also frustration that yet again that trans person was going to be involved in sex work.
The film is now preparing for its premiere this weekend in the LA Muse section of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Ahead of that the first clip from the movie has arrived, debuting over at Deadline.
The film is about, ‘Early Landry (John Carroll Lynch), who after losing his wife is forced to move to Los Angeles so he can be cared for by his over-protective sister (Maura Tierney), but escapes her clutches to start a new life in Hollywood. He quickly becomes enamored by his neighbor, Freda (Matt Bomer). His loneliness and need for companionship opens his heart to a remarkable new relationship, but their growing affection must be reconciled with the complexity of their disparate backgrounds.’
Marc Ruffalo, who executive produced the film, has defended Bomer’s casting, although its yet to be seen whether a wider audience will be prepared to look past the issues that have been highlighted. It’ll be interesting to see the first reviews following its premiere on Saturday at 3 PM at the Arclight Cinema in Santa Monica. Take a look at the first clip below.