Transgender Film Draws Protests at Festival Site – By Natasha Lennard

Transgender women and their supporters gathered outside Tribeca Cinemas Tuesday evening to demand the removal of what they called a transphobic film from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup.

The film, “Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives,” is described by its creator, Israel Luna, as an homage to 1970s exploitation films. But the inclusion of the word “trannie” – a pejorative, in some circles – in the title, and the film’s parodic representation of transgender women, has offended many people.