April 2019 Edition

Transgender community demands arrest of Vijay Sethupathi and Super Deluxe director

The Transgender community has demanded the arrest of the actor Vijay Sethupathi who played a transgender Shilpa in the movie Super Deluxe and the director of the movie Thiagarajan Kumararaja for demeaning the transgender community.

In a scene, Vijay Sethupathi is seen collecting money from a storekeeper to show his son how he made his living post his gender-change surgery.

Transgender Priya Babu, took to Facebook criticising Thiagarajan Kumararaja for demeaning their gender.

“A transgender is someone who treats other women like her sister, but in Super Deluxe Vijay Sethupathi was shown as someone who has got wife and kids. To earn applause and victory directors like Thiagarajan Kumararaja has as usual made us scapegoats. Just when this society started respecting our community, such a half-baked portrayal ruin everything for us. Today, a lot of transgenders are getting respectable jobs but in your film, Shilpa enjoys getting Rs. 20 from the shopkeeper as an achievement. In another scene, she calls a cop who sexually harrases her as a husband such a cruel depiction. A transgender is someone who understands the feminine quality within her and cuts off all her men identities. Who told you transgenders are those who would marry, give birth to a child and then understand their gender”, she wrote.

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