The trans community has made it clear to Hollywood, they don't like cis actors playing trans roles.
Making it seem as if filmmakers haven't yet gotten the message that the trans community prefers trans folks in trans roles, yet another film is being released in which a cis actor is portraying a trans woman.
I have been down this road before, giving a positive review of the movie Anything last year when it premiered at the San Diego LGBT Film Festival.
I still stand by that review because of its great performances and that it was made in 2016, before Hollywood was properly schooled on how the trans community wants themselves to be portrayed in film.
Take for instance last year's Rub and Tug, the film in which Scarlett Johansson was to play a trans male and then responded thusly when people criticized her:
"Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment." She soon apologized for that statement and left the project.
But the film Berlin, I Love You, didn't follow the advice of the LGBT community and has cast Y Tu Mamá También cis actor Diego Luna as their trans lead.
Berlin, I Love You is an entry into the "Cities of Love" film series; an anthology story that uses places around the world for slice-of-life character studies.
Berlin, I Love You will premiere in New York and Los Angeles and will be available on VOD Friday, February 8.