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Old 09-12-2019, 03:26 PM
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The thing with Cheery is, a faithful casting was impossible, because dwarvish sexuality works differently from human sexuality. Yes, in the books Cheery is decidedly binary, and presumably cis and hetero (though I don't know if we have any real evidence on either of those scores), but she's also, by her culture's standards, gender-queer. Any casting was bound to be an affront of some sort or other, but I feel like casting a non-queer actor (of either sex) would have been the greater affront.