“Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives” Controversial Film
A new comedy by director Israel Luna about three transsexuals who exact revenge on men attacking and murdering some of their friends is about to be released at the Tribeca Film Festival, but not without a whole lot of hoopla! Apparently, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) finds the fictional film more about caricatures and drag queens, and opposes the use of the word “trannies”…And if that’s not enough, the advocacy group feels that the lives of transgender women are totally being misrepresented and the film should be yanked! There’s even a Facebook fan page for opponents of transsexuals (Boycott ‘Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives’ at the Tribeca Film Festival). Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself.
Cast Member Krystal Summers had this to say…
As one of the leading actors in this film, i would like to express my sincere disappointment in all the controversy. I understand that there are some concerns and issues, but i would like to say that this film in no way promotes hate or violence against transgender women. Being a transgender woman myself since a teenager, i had some reservations about this movie, but after reading the script and speaking with Mr. Luna, i decided to accept the role because it portrayed a trangender woman as strong and independent and not as some victim to be made fun of. I can honestly say i left the whole experience feeling proud and empowered. The controversy is coming from this three minute movie trailer which i will agree is misleading and i have spoken with Mr. Luna about this issue. Being transgender myself and having to deal with the everyday struggles of it, it would make no sense for me to take part in something that would be harmful to my community. I would like to stress that this movie is a work of fiction and a revenge fantasy and in no way depicts real events that happened against actual transgender women or makes light of it. I would also like to point at that the actors in this film are in no way playing “tranny hookers” as we were referred to in one blog post. The bottom line is please don’t judge this film on the trailer. Everyday we ask that people don’t judge us by our exterior and take the time to look deeper…..all I ask is that you guys take that same kind of time with this film and see it before you judge it.