You May Find It Trans...cendental

Midnight this Friday (or Saturday) see Israel Luna's Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 West Lovers Lane. Shot in Dallas, the "transploitation" film is about a group of transgender entertainers who are brutally attacked and decide to get revenge. It's Kill Bill with bigger tits and better footwear. An Official Selection at the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives isn't getting the same love from GLAAD. And not just because the movie has characters named Emma Grashun, Rachel Slurr and Boner. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation wanted Luna's film to be removed from Tribeca Film Festival because: "The film, its title and its marketing misrepresent the lives of transgender women and use grotesque, exploitative depictions of violence against transgender women." Not sure it's the best idea to talk smack to a guy who made a movie about knifing dudes, but the controversy is understandable. Here's hoping the plot is, too! Tickets are $10 ($7 for seniors and students). Call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Oct. 1-2, 2010

 
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