Oh, Georgette, I very much hope I’ve not ruined Blade Runner for you. It’s a fine movie (my easy favourite of all time) and it’s open to a wide variety to critical viewpoints, a trans perspective merely being one.
As for the Voight-Kampff test Rachel asks Deckard if he’s ever taken the test, her implication being that he would fail it himself. And she’s right of course. Deckard doesn’t even question his orders. Nor does he confirm his targets are, in fact, replicants. He is the least empathetic character in the movie. He displays such a level of lacking that one suspects he could be clinically diagnosed with psychopathy.
And let’s face it, transphobes would likewise fail such a test.
In any case I do hope you’re still able to enjoy this classic. And stick around, because I’m going to be conducting more trans criticism of various books and movies in future (whether they’re intentionally queer or not). As well as more straightforward reviews of queer literature, both fiction and no-fiction. I started this new series, 'Mrs C Recommends’, with a review of the excellent 'Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars' ( https://medium.com/prismnpen/a-dangerous-trans-girls-confabulous-memoir-f2c8ba97e479 ). And I’m about to publish a piece about Audre Lorde’s seminal work, Zami, a New Spelling of My Name.
I hope you enjoy those as much as my other work.
Much love, many hugs