For their new animated project, Pixar is on the lookout for a young transgender actor to provide the voice-over for a transgender character.
Here's the full story...
Now, this isn't Pixar's first diversity move to catch the attention of the public.
Last year, the production giant released its critically acclaimed short film, Loop, about a non-verbal Black autistic little girl named Renee.
Pixar's first queer supporting character, Officer Specter, was also introduced in Onward...
With openly gay actor, Lena Waithe, voicing her.
Well, they're set to introduce their first ever transgender character.
It is yet to be confirmed as to whether it'll be a short film
Or a feature-length movie.
But it is known that they are on the lookout for a transgender actor to voice their character.
The Twitter account for San Francisco's Trans March confirmed the news this week and shared Pixar's official casting call.
Of course, people are very excited about the news...
Lrt Pixar having their first trans character?? I’m literally on the edge of my seat rn— Sol 🎀 (@latinosupers) April 20, 2021
If Pixar were to make a feature length release about a trans girl... and it was well written and well informed... that could help a lot, gonna be honest. It's probably a short film like Loop but a gal can dream, right?— Songbird Swordlily | Black Lives Matter (@skateordie002) April 21, 2021
Oh my GOOOOODDDDDDDDDD AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH THIS IS SUCH A GOOD OPPORTUNITY IM SO EXCITED— The Second Artist 🌈🗝🎃 (@yourlocalmeme69) April 20, 2021
Oh please 😭 this needed to happen yesterday. we need itttttt pic.twitter.com/qHoSIi1rN9— loch nesa 🐉 (@TeySipping) April 21, 2021
Awesome! Finally Progress, with the caveat of eventually watching conservative loose their minds 🍿— Tom (@tomslay13) April 21, 2021
If this is accurate, this is truly amazing.— 📒Sprig of the Wind🎙 (@shakyradunn) April 21, 2021
this is impressive af.— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (｢๑•₃•)｢ ʷʱʸ? (@grumpnbind) April 21, 2021
LRT Pixar trans rep ??? 😳 I’m very excited to see it— Leif 🦭 (@LeifDodig) April 21, 2021
trans pixar movie confirmed i’m hype— lucy (@lvcymusic) April 21, 2021
so pixar said trans rights and sony said gay rights— scott✨|| BOOK 4 (@n3tflixtrip) April 22, 2021
it’s been a good week
OHOHOH YOONGI pixar is gonna make a movie with a trans character!!! how AMAZING is that?!?— moon⁷❖ // redd aoty (@Monday_Pancakes) April 20, 2021
I swear ill give anything for Pixar to actually make a wholesome heartwarming trans story oh my goddddd— Ellie (@HarellieQuinn) April 20, 2021
The casting call reads:
"Pixar is casting a youth voice-over role for an upcoming animated project. The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transgender girl. She's compassionate, funny, and always has your back."
And the requirements state:
"We're looking for actresses 12-17 years old who:
- Are enthusiastic, outgoing, funny, and energetic.
- Feel comfortable acting in front of a microphone.
- Can authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl."
Here's the full casting call.
We have confirmed this is legit, so share away! pic.twitter.com/oKLFzyjXIL— Trans March (@transmarch) April 20, 2021
An incredible step forward in the fight for inclusivity!
Make sure to stay posted for further updates.