The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is getting some criticism for asking the Tribeca Film Festival to remove the film Ticked off Trannies With Knives from its schedule. GLAAD, as I shared in yesterday’s post, says the film, its title and its marketing misrepresent the lives of transgender women and makes light of the horrific brutality they all too often face.
GLAAD has organized a “Call to Action” to get the film dropped from the line-up.
Tribeca is standing firm and has responded with this statement:“The filmmakers provided a copy of this film to GLAAD in February, and for weeks the organization had been supportive to the filmmakers. In fact, GLAAD representatives advised the film’s producer, director and cast on how to describe the film to its core constituency.”
“Tribeca is proud of its ongoing commitment to bring diverse voices and stories to its audiences, and looks forward to the film’s premiere at our Festival next month.”