Despite the fact that Spiritualized is still one of my favorite bands, their newly released video perpetuates the longstanding myth of sex-working transgender women. Not only does the video feature "Jane" performing an array of sexual favors, and glorifies the "dress-up" aspect of transgender culture, but it also covers a whole lot of gruesome violence towards the protagonist. Some may argue that the video advocates for an awareness of present violence in the transgender community. However, it goes on without saying that not all transgender women are prostitutes, strippers or escorts. This video seems to justify violence towards these women due to the dangers in their position as a sex workers. Also, the fact that the director featured a black transgender woman, rather than a white one goes on to show yet another stereotype and advocate not only homophobia but racism. The video documents the protagonists' black family, and finishes off with a protagonist's young brother using a pistol to kill Jane's attacker.
Question: Would the video be as successful if the protagonist was white, and if the director did not emphasize the "dress up" of the transgender culture?