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Amid backlash, Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 ()

Scarlett Johansson was roped in to portray the role of Jean Marie Gill, who succeeded in the massage parlour and prostitution business in the 1980s by assuming the identity of a man, Dante 'Tex' Gill.
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Scarlett Johansson pulls out of playing a transgender role in "Rub & Tug" after a backlash from the LGBT community. Rollo Ross reports.

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