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Indya Moore loves playing Cyberpunk despite its ‘borderline transphobia’: ‘It’s a reflection of the real world’

Shakeena Johnson February 28, 2021
Indya Moore DAZED

In conversation with DAZED and Aaron Philip, the POSE star revealed their guilty pleasure is playing video games (Dazed, Brianna Capozzi)

Featured as the cover star in this month’s issue of Dazed, Pose star Indya Moore revealed they love playing Cyberpunk 2077 despite its transphobic controversy.

If there’s one thing we love here at PinkNews, it’s a queer gamer, and Pose actor Indya Moore recently revealed that not only are they a Fortnite lover but they also play CD Projekt’s problematic action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

The game has been subject to controversy after controversy, with the main criticism surrounding its LGBT+ representation, especially with trans imagery.

From the game featuring a poster that appeared to fetishise a trans woman with an enlarged penis to trans stories, characters, and even usage of pronouns, Cyberpunk has been CDPR’s most controversial game release to date.

Just this week, the developers of the game announced on Twitter that the game’s patch update – which was supposed to be released this month – has now been delayed, blaming last month’s cyberattack as the main reason.

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Dazed, Brianna Capozzi

Discussing a world where trans people exist without transphobia, Black creatives shine, and queerness is seen for its true power while posing in Bottega Veneta, the trans activist was interviewed by friends and fans including Munroe Bergdorf, Talia Ryder, Storm Reid, and Toyin Ojih Odutola.

When asked by the first Black disabled transgender model Aaron Philip “what is your guilty pleasure” the Pose star replied: “Video games. Fortnite and Cyberpunk. Everyone hates me for playing Cyberpunk because it’s borderline transphobic but I’m like, ‘Dude, it’s a reflection of the world, that’s what video games are.’

In the Spring 2021 issue, which you can pre-order here, they also imagine what the world would be like if society was freed from transphobia and white supremacy.

They said: “I also want to imagine what it looks like for trans people to exist in a world without transphobia. What’s it like to see queer and trans people on film and TV in stories (that aren’t) about their transness?

“What is it like to imagine a world where our stories and experiences aren’t rooted and centred in the fact that the world is still trying to grab hold of our existence? What does that look like?”

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