Together with Sigourney Weaver, openly bisexual actress Michelle Rodriguez plays the role of
Frank Kitchen, a killer who is kidnapped and who involuntarily undergoes a sex change surgery. This has also earned the film many criticisms from a part of the transgender community that does not like to see the sex change surgery used as a sensationalist frame.
In an interview with Reuters, Rodriguez explained it. She said: "What is transgender? Is it a psychological thing or is it an operation, and does the LGBTQ community own the operation? Do they have a branding right over a sex change?
"Are they mad that somebody decided to take their branded transgender operation and use it on heterosexual people?
"It’s a B-movie noir genre comic book take on something.
"I’m bisexual. I do guys. I do girls. You can’t really argue with me because I’m you.
"So if I do a movie, I’d never do a movie with the intention of offending anybody in the LGBT community because I’m a part of it."
This controversy reduces a trans* person to a person who has undergone a sex change operation. In addition, at no time in the synopsis the character is described as a trans* person, but simply as a man who undergoes a sex change operation, which makes the film original and Rodriguez's performance interesting.
BUT, as you can see in the trailer below, the film still brings a very negative view of the operation of sex change and being a woman because the character very harshly rejects his new situation and this is what disturbs, especially as society still doesn't accepts trans* people.
Finally, you will make your own opinion. The film should come out on April 7, 2017: