The Austin Statesman reports:
A web-based ad, shot by Austin film director Richard Linklater, uses humor to attack arguments that the transgender bathroom bill is needed to protect privacy. The digital ad, which will appear in targeted buys on Facebook, includes a diverse cast — including two transgender Texans — to argue that Senate Bill 6 is about discrimination, not privacy. “You’ve got to roll up your sleeves, pull down your pants, and pee with LGBT,” a man says, followed by a woman who says: “You’ve got to take a seat to make a stand.”
The ad concludes with a plea to contact lawmakers to voice opposition to SB 6, which would prohibit public schools and government buildings from enacting policies that allow transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The bill also would overturn city and county ordinances that require transgender-friendly bathrooms.
Linklater directed the 2014 film Boyhood, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director. Trolls are pouring into the clip’s comments on YouTube, where messages like “Hitler did nothing wrong” are rife.