Israel Luna, the director of the film Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, has promised to change the movie's trailer to remove references to victims of real-life anti-transgender hate crimes. The movie, which will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival, has come under fire from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, who are troubled by its over-the-top title and gory depictions of violence against transgendered women. The director had intended the references to real victims to ground the picture in reality, but admits now that "the association between their brutal stories and the revenge/thriller content of the film in its entirety has been difficult to connect." [ArtsBeat/NYT]
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