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GLAAD protests screening of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” at Tribeca Film Festival

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation wants the Tribeca Film Festival to pull the film Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives from its schedule.

GLAAD says the film, its title and its marketing misrepresent the lives of transgender women and use grotesque, exploitative depictions of violence against transgender women in ways that make light of the horrific brutality they all too often face. Because of its positioning as a transgender film, GLAAD says viewers unfamiliar with the lives of transgender women will likely leave this film with the impression that transgender women are ridiculous caricatures of “real women.”

The organization said in a statement Thursday that it has reached out to writer/director Israel Luna, the film’s producer, and the Tribeca Film Festival, and both have refused to take responsibility for the problematic content and offensive marketing of this film.

GLAAD is urging community members to contact the Tribeca Film Festival and call on them to pull “Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives” from their schedule. Details of the film and call to action can be found here:

Community members and allies can use this form to send an e-mail with suggested text to the Tribeca Film Festival:


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  1. you only reported what GLAAD said including pointing people to where they can protest? wow.

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