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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Overview

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
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1.5

INCLUVIE SCORE

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 3.5

MOVIE SCORE

Incluvie Movie Critiques


Micah Glidewell
August 27, 2020
1.5
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3.5
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While I think this movie isn't terrible, the fact that a cisgender man plays a trans woman is reprehensible and willfully ignorant at best. As a trans person, the success of this film is incredibly telling: that cisgender filmmakers will rob us of our stories while profiting off our suffering, and be praised by the film industry for doing so. It disgusts me how Rayon was created as a fictional character to "include" transgender people while refusing to involve the many talented transgender filmmakers and actors that have existed in this industry for decades. Because of all these qualities I refuse to claim this film as good representation, especially knowing the critical success this film had and the awards that Leto received for his role. I believe Shawna Virago put it best when she said “Too often we are invisible in film, or we’re portrayed as violently unwell. It is important that transgender directors, producers, writers and actors are given opportunities to dispel these stereotypes and tell authentic transgender stories.”

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Movie Information


Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

Rating:R
Genre:Drama, History
Directed By:Jean-Marc Vallée
Written By:Melisa Wallack, Craig Borten
In Theaters:11/22/2013
Box Office:$55,736,588
Runtime:117 minutes
Studio:Universal Pictures, Truth Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, CE, Evolution Independent, R² Films, Rainmaker Films

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