WATCH: Matt Bomer Plays a Transgender Woman in ‘Anything’

Magic Mike star Matt Bomer’s new film Anything is set to premiere during the 2017 LA Film Festival and it is not without controversy.

The internet was all abuzz when Matt Bomer was cast as a transgender prostitute in Anything.

The film is about, Early Landry (John Carroll Lynch), who after losing his wife is forced to move to Los Angeles so he can be cared for by his over-protective sister (Maura Tierney), but escapes her clutches to start a new life in Hollywood. He quickly becomes enamored by his neighbor, Freda (Bomer). His loneliness and need for companionship opens his heart to a remarkable new relationship, but their growing affection must be reconciled with the complexity of their disparate backgrounds.

Mark Ruffalo, an executive producer for Anything, responded to the critiques on Twitter, telling the trans community “I hear you. It’s wrenching to you see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It’s time.”

He offered that the decision to cast Bomer for the role was influenced by their “profound” experience making The Normal Heart, which follows activist Ned Weeks (Ruffalo) as he attempts to spread awareness about the growing AIDs epidemic and it’s deadly toll on the gay community in the early 80s. Bomer played New York Times reporter Felix Turner, who becomes Weeks’ romantic partner, and won a Golden Globes and Critics Choice Award for his performance.

Anything movie poster

Anything has its world premiere Saturday at 3 PM at the Arclight Cinema in Santa Monica. Watch a clip from Anything below.

Anything – Exclusive First-Look Clip

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