3/22/10

Demand Tribeca Film Festival removes 'Ticked Off Trannys with Knifes'

Tribeca Film Festival contact
Tammie Rosen at (212) 941-2003
trosen@tribecaenterprises.com

DEMAND that they not show 'Ticked-Off Trannys With Knives' at the Tribeca Film Festival.

From the facebook group Boycott Ticked off Trannys with Knifes" Recently the Tribeca Film Festival has announced that it will be screening the movie "Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives" directed by Isreal Luna. Billed as comedy/thriller/‘transploitation’.

Humour can be used to challenge and subvert, but this movie fails on both counts. In a society where trans people struggle to be accepted and have their lives viewed as equally valuable, this film does them no service at all. Instead, it perpetuates negative and harmful stereotypes.

Crucially, the movie fails to be funny because of the social context within which trans people live: transphobia is systemic, trans people experience disproportionate levels of violence and discrimination, and each year hundreds are murdered just for being trans. Portraying trans women as murderous vigilantes hunting down their abusers is hardly going to improve understanding about this heavily marginalized group of people.Those of us who are trans, or who love and respect trans people, won't let this movie go unchallenged.

For more information about the movie you can check the links section and read this blog post on Skip the Makeup: skipthemakeup.blogspot"

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1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

OMG!!!! It is a shame that this movie maybe could have been made into something more appropriate. I could have gotten over the lame corny name if it was actual t-girls that they used but they used drag queens for the drag pageant world. not that I have anything against that cuz I love a good drag show but, t-girls and queens are not the same. If the name was "Ticked Off Queens With Knives" it might have had some humor to it....if the acting didn't suck which the previews have proven that it does. So sad.