Pixar Wants to Cast Its First Trans Character
By Movieguide® Staff
Pixar recently sent out a casting call for an authentic actress to voice Jess, a 14-year-old transgender girl.
The announcement, first reported on Twitter by @TransMarch, calls for an actress who is 12-17 years old that can “authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl.”
Though nothing official was posted from Pixar’s social media accounts, an email from the Pixar Casting Team to Movieguide® stated, “We are thrilled at the overwhelming response we’ve received for this casting call.”
The email also said, “We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Jess casting.”
Further information about the project was not released.
It’s frustrating to see Pixar, which has been a bastion of family content with biblical values, cater to the political leanings of a small but vocal minority.
According to the Williams Institute, just 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender. Meanwhile, as many as 181 million people in the United States identify as Christian. Furthermore, Movieguide® has proven over the course of several decades that movies that incorporate faith and family values make more money at the box office than movies that include excessive immorality.
So why is Pixar forsaking a significantly larger audience to appeal to a politically correct agenda?
In 2020, a Disney shareholder expressed concern that including more LGBTQ+ themes in movies could be harming the Disney, which owns Pixar, stock.
Pixar’s latest casting call highlights the importance of parental discernment over a child’s media consumption and the necessity of teaching our children their own media discernment through a Christian and biblical worldview.