They Chose a Non-Jewish Actress to Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg, And I’m Not Okay with That.

Armie Hammer as Marty Ginsburg and Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex.” Photograph Jonathan Wenk/ Focus Features/ Allstar/ Universal Pictures

I’m Jewish. I’m a woman. I’m not a huge stickler about the idea of “identity politics”… or at least I didn’t used to be. I loved Hilary Swank’s performance as Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry despite the fact that Swank was a cis woman playing a trans man. I thought the movie Memoirs of a Geisha was good despite the fact that the three main…

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