Saturday, March 27, 2010

Narrow-Minded Fascist Bigots!

Narrow-Minded Fascist Bigots!

Oh dear! Those narrow-minded bigots are upset about a film concerning the "transgendered." They want it banned! No, not Christian fundamentalists. From the March 27, 2010 New York Times:

A film selected for the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival called “Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” hasn’t been screened there yet, but it’s already had that very effect on members of the transgender community and their supporters, prompting an advocacy group to call for the film’s removal from the festival lineup as well as a rapid defense from its creators and festival organizers.

In the official online listing for “Ticked-Off Trannies,” a comedy by Israel Luna that is making its world premiere at the Tribeca festival, the film is described as a “campy homage to the exploitation films” in which “a group of transgender women are violently beaten and left for dead,” but then “the violated vixens turn deadly divas.”

That summary alone was enough to prompt many angry comments at the Web site. One commenter who gave her name as Marie wrote, “This movie trivializes people dying for being who they are. You need to consider whether you want to be remembered for such transphobic trash.” Another commenter named Margaret B wrote, “I can’t imagine a more offensive film to denigrate and demean a minority group. Please remove this film from your line up.”
Part of what infuriates me is the manner in which the left portrays conservatives as narrow-minded bigots for expressing disapproval of offensive material--such as the protests about the film The Last Temptation of Christ--while failing to recognize that when it comes to an inability to deal with offensive material, the left is at least as intolerant as anyone on the right. They're just upset about different offensive material, that's all.

I just love that word "transphobic." If you are sufficiently messed-up that you think a sex change is going to solve your problems, go ahead. But shut up about it, and pay for your confusion with your money. Any guesses how long before the "transgendered" are going to be demanding--and the Democrats agree--that the government force insurers to pay for the ultimate in elective surgery?

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