A new ninth film in the wildly popular Harry Potter series is soon to be released in a bid by blockbuster British author JK Rowling to answer her critics after a damaging row over her attitude to transgender people.
Ms Rowling has been the subject of protests, boycotts, and verbal abuse and attacks on social media for comments she made supporting transgender rights but also backing the concept of biological male or female sexes.
“I have put up with so much in the past few months but people, especially those on Twitter, will not listen to facts or reason,” Ms Rowling said.
“So for the past few months, even though I have previously said that the Harry Potter series is behind me, I have been writing a new Potter book.
“Parallel with that, Warner Brothers Pictures has been secretly making the new book into a film by reuniting the original cast of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint and others to reprise the roles they played in the previous eight movies.
“I make no excuses for using the new book and film, Harry Potter and the Redundant Genitalia, as platforms to declare my unwavering support for trans rights and to help battle the dreadfully wrong accusations made against me.”
The new book and film are believed to be set during Harry Potter’s last year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The plot involves Harry deciding to transition to become Harriet Potter (centre, main picture) while, unbeknownst to him, his arch enemy Lord Voldemort played again by Ralph Fiennes has done the same (pictured).
Ms Rowling would neither confirm nor deny that the plot included a lesbian threesome between Harriet, Voldemort, and Hermione.
“All I can say is that Rupert Grint was not happy the day we shot the scenes involving Daniel, Emma, and Ralph,” she said.