In the USA, they will shoot a series on "Harry Potter" with transgender people in the main roles
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Film producers from the USA are planning to shoot a web series based on the beloved Harry Potter universe. Details of the project are still unknown. However, the casting list of the future "masterpiece" got into the media, and he, to put it mildly, greatly surprised the fans.
The fact is that the producers decided to introduce some gender and racial diversity into the fantasy story. For example, an actor of Asian or African descent is offered to play the role of Harry Potter's father. But for the role of the magician boy's mother, the authors certainly want to take a trans woman. And even that's not all!
Harry Potter is not just a movie character. The story of the "boy who survived" eventually became, one might say, an international cultural heritage. There is hardly a single person who has not seen or heard about this character. But in the USA they decided to rewrite history a little, modernizing it in accordance with current trends.
So, most of the roles are offered to non-binary personalities to play. For the role of James Potter, Harry's father, they are looking for an actor of "multiracial, dark-skinned, ethnically ambiguous, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian or Pacific origin."
For the role of Lily Potter, the producers want to take a "non-binary, gender-non-conformist, trans woman." Who exactly it will be is not specified yet.
The role of Sirius Black, who was originally played by Gary Oldman, is offered to a black actor. For the role of one of James Potter's school friends, Peter Pettigrew is looking for a "non-binary, gender-non-conformist, transmugine". But Professor Remus Lupin, according to the producers, can generally be played by people of any gender.
Such an unusual casting list is caused by the desire of the authors of the project to reflect the diversity of the fan base of the Harry Potter universe. Perhaps this is due to J.K. Rowling's scandalous statement about transgender people. Recall that she was outraged by the title of the article "Creating a fair world after COVID-19 for people who menstruate." Rowling joked that there is already a word for these people and this word is "woman".
Immediately after that, accusations of transphobia rained down on the writer. The fact is that the term "people who menstruate" is used to refer not only to women, but also to some non-binary personalities. For example, there are transgender men who have menstruation, and trans women who, on the contrary, do not have them.
How this whole story with the series will end is still unknown. But it is quite possible that the project will not be able to be published, because Rowling owns all the rights to the Harry Potter universe. The writer has the right to sue the authors of the series for their illegal use. However, so far she has declined any comment. Apparently, it takes time to digest this news ... however, as well as all the fans.
And what do you think about such a gender-racially diverse web project?