Thanks so much, locke. It’s always gratifying when a piece resonates and touches people. It’s the main reason writers do what we do.
And yes, Blade Runner, with its questions of identity and legimate humanity has some obvious and some less obvious parallels with the trans experience.
Interestingly your comment touched on an aspect I’d intended to examine but the piece was feeling like it was getting a little too long. I may in fact work up the rest of the arguments and write a second piece.
Batty’s confrontation with Tyrell alone is worth a far more in depth dissection than the one sentence I gave it at the end of my piece.