Pixar Animation Studios, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, recently sent out a casting call for an actress to play a character that is a 14 year-old transgender female in an upcoming animation movie.
SF Trans March posted a photo of the casting call on Twitter, with the caption, “We have confirmed this is legit, so share away!”
We have confirmed this is legit, so share away! pic.twitter.com/oKLFzyjXIL
— Trans March (@transmarch) April 20, 2021
The photo was of a document complete with the Pixar logo and office information. It said:
Pixar is casting a youth voice-over role for an upcoming animated project.
The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transgender girl. She’s compassionate, funny, and always has your back.
We’re looking for actresses 12-17 years old who:
Are enthusiastic, outgoing, funny, and energetic
Feel comfortable acting in front of a microphone
Can authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl
It ends with contact information for the legal guardian of the child to contact the casting department at the film company.