Cyberpunk doesn't have a fixed protagonist like The Witcher 3. Players will be able to create their own characters in a futuristic dystopia, and CD Projekt Red is making it so the character creator will be capable of generating characters of all gender and identification, including transgender and non-binary characters. Speaking with Gamasutra in the wake of criticism regarding the representation of transgender characters in Cyberpunk ; CD Projekt Red quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz said that gender identity will factor into the game's character creator.
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Representation is a big damn deal. While some may be quick to dismiss the impact of seeing marginalized people onscreen, the reality is that diverse representation in film and television serves two distinct and important purposes. First, it allows members of that community to see themselves onscreen in a positive light.
Discussions sparked around how the depiction of Alysia would represent trans people: Would Alysia become a trope and fall victim to the ways that trans women have been previously characterized in media? Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite storytellers of all time. I just want to say, Neil, I forgive you — but we need to talk about the mistakes that you made in The Sandman. I first read The Sandman series in the mids and, like all goth girls, I dreamed of kissing Dream.
The release of these findings coincides with the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Over the ten-year period examined, offensive representations and storylines were found on every major broadcast network and seven different cable networks, demonstrating that the problem remains widespread. In fact of the ten scripted television episodes catalogued in so far which contained transgender content, six have been largely defamatory.
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Many aren't happy with Johansson's involvement, including Trace Lysette and Jamie Clayton, two trans actors who discussed the issue on Twitter. A mess," Lysette tweeted. That's the real issue.
There have been quite a few films and television series that include transgender characters. While the majority of them are comedies, some are serious and help to promote the acceptance of people who are at various stages of the transformation process. Some of the actors playing these roles have won Academy Awards, Oscars and other honors for their performances.