After Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace took to Twitter last week to object to Arcade Fire’s choice to cast Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield in the main role for their “We Exist” video instead of a trans actor, singer Win Butler has responded in an interview with the Advocate, alongside the video’s director David Wilson.
According to Grace, their choice of lead actor was less than stellar.
The series takes an intimate look at Grace, as well as other members of the trans community “whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media,” says AOL.
Against Me! wanted to produce a stripped down punk record that was powerful enough to turn heads. Mission accomplished. The animated video for “Black Me Out” is beautifully brutal.
For the first time, Laura Jane Grace, along with guitarist James Bowman, put some context behind each of their many and often personal tattoos.
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Interview: Against Me! and Laura Jane Grace Face (and Rock) the World with ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’
While the emotional core powers ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’, what shouldn’t be lost in the conversation is that through Grace’s discoveries , Against Me! has produced arguably the best album of their career.