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Michelle Rodriguez Rocks a Full Beard, Binder to Play 'Male Assassin': The 'Industry' Needs 'Controversy'

by Alex Ungerman 5:50 PM PDT, September 14, 2016
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Michelle Rodriguez thinks Hollywood needs controversy.

The Fast & Furious star shared several photos to Instagram promoting her gender-bending B-movie, (Re)Assignment -- which appears to also recently have been titled Tomboy -- with a lengthy message addressing the controversy surrounding the film, in which she stars as a male assassin who undergoes an involuntary sex change.

"It's in the B Movie genre, a culture shock pic, shot like a 'film Noir' graphic novel," the 38-year-old actress wrote of the movie, which has been mostly panned by critics so far. "I played a male assassin for four days in the movie, boy was that beard itchy. Then out revenge, a twisted Doctor played by Sigourney Weaver decides to take my character's manhood away with a sex change to teach him a lesson."

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"I never felt more like a woman than when I played a man," she continued. "For the rest of the film I was a man stuck in a newly operated sex changed body. I had fake boob covers to look like man implants & I wore a fake hairy 'mangina' which you can't really see cause they made it so hairy."

"In retrospect I'm I glad took the plunge, the industry seems to be running low on edgy creativity & 'real take a chance' controversy, sometimes it makes me want to scream," Rodriguez explained. "Instead, I did what I always do when I'm bored with the 'status quo', I shot crazy b movie Indy to express my frustration."

Heheheh at TIFF promoting 'TomBoy A Revengers Tale' producers are convinced the new movie title should be re-assignment but I'll stick to the title I signed on to shoot... 'Tomboy'. It's in the B Movie genre, a culture shock pic, shot like a 'film Noir' graphic novel. I played a male assassin for four days in the movie, boy was that beard itchy. Then out revenge, a twisted Doctor played by Sigourney Weaver decides to take my character's manhood away with a sex change to teach him a lesson. I never felt more like a woman than when I played a man. For the rest of the film I was a man stuck in a newly operated sex changed body. I had fake boob covers to look like man implants & I wore a fake hairy 'mangina' which you can't really see cause they made it so hairy. In retrospect I'm I glad took the plunge, the industry seems to be running low on edgy creativity & 'real take a chance' controversy, sometimes it makes me want to scream, instead I did what I always do when I'm bored with the 'status quo', I shot crazy b movie Indy to express my frustration. I wish I had more than a few weeks to prepare for this flic, I would have gained a lot more weight, & we would have made some hairy arms to match my Mediterranean look. I feel that my skinny build sometimes comes off hermaphoditic in the film, especially when you add the crazy male chest for the nude sequences. Lol hope y'all will enjoy the flic sometime, when we sell it of course... It's interesting to say the least.

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"Hahahhaha I love the Tomboy behind the scenes photos cracks me up," Rodriguez captioned another photo. "My homey Susana was doing make up and snapping shots, most of which I couldn't possibly post on Insta but I found few to be funny."

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Rodriguez teased the film earlier this year, while posting Instagram pics with hair on her armpits.

Watch the video below for more.

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