Several representatives of the transgender community have expressed their opposition against the half baked portrayal of their gender in Super Deluxe. Transgender Priya Babu, a popular Facebook personality who voices for the rights of transgenders through various platforms took to her social networking page to blame and criticize Thiagarajan Kumararaja for demeaning her gender.
“A transgender is someone who treats other women like her sister but in Super Deluxe, Vijay Sethupathi was shown as someone who got wife and kids. To earn applause and victory, directors like Thiagarajan Kumararaja has as usual made us scapegoats. Just when this society started respecting our community, such half baked portrayal ruins everything for us”, said Priya Babu who added that Vijay Sethupathi is a good actor but it was Kumararaja who made this film with half-baked understanding on the transgender community.
She also asked various questions to Kumararaja on why he demeaned transgenders in his film. “Today, a lot of transgenders are getting respectable jobs but in your film, Shilpa enjoys as if getting Rs 20 from a shopkeeper as her achievement. In another scene, she calls the cop who sexually harasses her as a husband, such a cruel depiction. A transgender is someone who understands the feminine quality within her and cuts off all her men identities. Who told you that transgenders are those who would marry, give birth to a child and then understand their gender?”, asked Priya Babu.
Not only Priya, but many transgenders have also strongly opposed the portrayal of Shilpa character in Super Deluxe. While critics are raving about the film, the sudden opposition for the film from transgenders has certainly shocked the industry.