Michelle Rodriguez LGBT Critics Lighten Up ... My Movie is Progress

11/4/2015 10:37 AM PST

Michelle Rodriguez: LGBT Critics Lighten Up ... My Movie is Progress

EXCLUSIVE

Michelle Rodriguez says members of the LGBT community who are upset over her gender reassignment movie "Tomboy" are missing a big point.

GLAAD is upset about the movie's storyline ... a male assassin who is tricked into undergoing gender reassignment surgery. 

Michelle feels strongly ... the fact that movies are being made with transgender themes is a victory in itself.

And she gives credit to Caitlyn Jenner, although she misidentifies her ... which is kinda funny.