Jared Leto (USA)

29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuosos Award CeremonyA transgender woman heckled Jared Leto at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Awards, saying that Leto had no right to play the transgender character in Dallas Buyers Club. “You don’t deserve an award!” the heckler said, according to multiple reports from the event. “Trans-misogyny does not deserve an award!” Leto correctly noted that such “logic” would prevent gay actors from playing straight roles.

Jared Leto engages heckler protesting ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ _ Inside Movies _ EW.

Jared Leto engages film festival heckler.



3 thoughts on “Jared Leto (USA)

  1. What exactly is “trans-misogyny”? Historically, misogyny has meant discrimination based on sex.

    This is from the Guardian. This quote is really crazy, “You don’t deserve an award for portraying a trans-woman, because you’re a man,”

    “You don’t deserve an award for portraying a trans-woman, because you’re a man,” the woman continued, to which Leto replied: “Because I’m a man, I don’t deserve to play that part? So you would hold a role against someone who happened to be gay or lesbian – they can’t play a straight part?”

    The woman complained that only straight actors ever play transgender characters, and that more trans actors should get the opportunity. Leto responded: “Then you’ve made sure people that are gay, people that aren’t straight, people like the Rayons of the world would never have the opportunity to turn the tables and explore parts of that art,” referring to Rayon, his character in Dallas Buyers Club. The audience applauded Leto’s comments, and he privately continued the conversation with the woman after the Q&A.”



  2. “The Dallas Buyers Club” is a good movie with excellent acting. It’s about a man diagnosed with HIV that smuggles medication from Mexico into the U.S. so other AIDS patients can have access to drugs they can’t get in the U.S. He is a bit of a renegade, but he does this for other patients. They set up a buyers club to give AIDS patients more options.

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

    Jared Leto is a good actor and one sexy, classy man.


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