dallas buyers club cast


Best Buddies ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto

“…he presented an award, and after he got off stage we went to commercial. But then he walked over to Lupita who was sitting in the front row & bent down to hug her & gave her a kiss on the cheek. And then he kneeled down on the ground on his knee in front of her & then he put his hands on her knees & they started talking and it was the cutest fucking thing I’ve seen and omg… just…”(x)

i kno everyone is mocking jared leto for his terrible acting in suicide squad but while hes on everyones minds right now id like to remind all of u that he played a trans woman in the movie dallas buyers club. yes the famous transmisogynist trope of casting cis men to play trans women, only showing how the casters/directors/actors themselves view trans women - as ‘men in dresses.’

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It seems Hollywood has learned nothing from the barrage of criticism for casting straight actor Jared Leto in his (ultimately Oscar-winning) role as a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers’ Club” or casting Johnny Depp, a white man, as the Native American Tonto in “The Lone Ranger.”


Costume designers Kurt and Bart traveled from New Orleans to Houston stopping off along the way to browse through as many thrift stores as they could to find the right looks for Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and the cast of “Dallas Buyers Club”. 

“A lot of times actors really haven’t thought about a character until they meet us,” Kurt explained. Together he and Bart have teamed up to dress the actors in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”, “Stoker” and “Step Up 3D”, among others.

“It’s incredible to have an actor walk out of a fitting and thank you and say, ‘I didn’t know who this character was until we did this,” Kurt said. 

Leto famously stayed in the character of Rayon even during his original meeting with Kurt and Bart.

“We threw a bunch of stuff in duffle bags, we went to his [hotel] room,” Kurt recalled. “Jared came out with a wig, heels, and lipstick on and said hello. And we started talking about Rayon and the clothes flew out and we went through everything. But it was very important for him to figure out who Rayon was.”

Afterwards Leto and the costume designers drove to meet the director, Jean-Marc Vallée.

“Jean-Marc has said the same thing,” Kurt said. “He said, 'I met Rayon and I didn’t meet Jared, I don’t think, until the movie was over.’”

Rayon’s fur coat can be seen at Hollywood Costume now through March 2, 2015.

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anonymous asked:

I get that 'acting' and all for Dallas Buyer's Club, but do you think it's okay that they cast Jared Leto in the first place when they could have found an actual trans woman to play the part?

Are you kidding me right now?

Oh yes of course they could have but … why should they? Where is the fucking problem ? I don’t see one. This is as ridiculous as asking “Why didn’t they fucking cast actual vampires for Twilight?”, “Why didn’t they cast actual gay people for Brokeback Mountain?” “Why didn’t they cast an actual cannibal for Hannibal?”
Because that’s what actors are for. And Jared Leto is a brilliant actor and he wanted to play this character. 

Where. Is. The. Fucking. Problem. ?

Best Buddies ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto

Backstage during the Oscars held at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California


Best Buddies ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto + Fellow Academy Award Winner Matthew Mcconaughey 

Backstage during the Oscars held at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California


Flawless People ↪ Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Matthew Mcconaughey

Pose in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California

Best Buddies ↪ Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto

“He explained later that he has spent so much time with Lupita over the six month awards season that ‘they might as ‘well be married’, but he was quick to add: ‘Only kidding’.”