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Do The Coming-Out Stories Of Ticked-Off Trannies‘ Stars Explain Their Shocking Film?

I’m From Driftwood interviews LGBT folks nationwide to show that even the smallest American towns have queers. They recently caught up with director Israel Luna and actress Krystal Summers of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives fame to discuss the childhood joys of buying porn for your illiterate uncle and being throw into trashcans for acting like a girl. But do their stories shed any light on why they helped create one of the most controversial films of the year?

Luna’s illiterate uncle used to take him to the video store to help him pick out good porn. Apparently his uncle liked “plot” because who the hell reads the back of porn boxes anyway? As a reward, Luna got to watch porn with his uncle. Yay? Considering his family’s overt acceptance with sexuality, it’s no wonder Luna went on to create such films as Five Guys and a Sex Party. And while Ticked-Off Trannies focuses less on sex, all of his films feature sexual outsiders who get the upper-hand on violent weirdos and bigots.

Krystal Summers never liked taking off her shirt to go swimming or play a skins basketball game. One of her teachers once mistook her for a girl and since then she got called names, dumped into trash cans, and pushed up against her locker throughout school. She didn’t start living as a female until she attended college, but even then she still dressed up in boy’s clothes to visit her parents. She has their support now, but considering the harassment she had to put up with, is it any wonder she plays a knife-wielding transwoman with a vendetta now?

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 4, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • Queert is obsessed with Jarret Barrios. ZZZ. (John From England)
      Queert is obsessed with Jarret Barrios. ZZZ. (John From England)

      Oh please it’s not that controversial! For godsake I can’t believe all the ridiculous fuss just cause he said the word Trannies?!

      What the hell? I thought that’s what Tranverstite’s call themselves anyway? It’s an abbrv, nothing more…

      May 4, 2010 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • willam
      willam

      Mine was too dirty to air. It was about toe-rape. ask them to post it somewhere.

      May 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FoolMe1
      FoolMe1

      Leave it to a homo

      May 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      Willam, dude, NO ONE CARES! Im writing a paper about this controversy, and you are on every damn website talking crao and bashing the transgender women who dont like you mocking them. Shut up already! Dont you have another life other then this C rate crap of a film?

      May 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jadis
      Jadis

      How about the next film you guys do be called “Exploitative Jews with Films?” Of course, that would be offensive, but you obviously don’t care about trivialities like that.

      I especially enjoy William’s shallow “oh snap” commentary. Hun, I’m built like Nicole fucking Kidman, I look better than you after a twenty-hour plane flight. Oh, snap!

      May 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FoolMe1
      FoolMe1

      Willam’s posts on every.single.blog. about the film are all about one thing – Willam. The end. He brings nothing to a discussion except pithy quips, flouncing, and snark. I’m convinced he’s not very bright – even his Advocate article read as nothing more than an MC for a Sunday Night strip show.

      May 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • willam
      willam

      Ryan- good luck trying to police the internet. i probably will not shut up.
      Jadis- yay. go you. you look like a surgeried red head with lip implants. whoopee. i don’t try to be pretty. i’m the brick. the side kick, the funny friend. i got me down pat. learn to spell my name the we can talk.
      and FOOLME1 is on every single page too complaining. make your own damn film about boring trans women who make quiche and don’t ruffle feathers.
      Funny how you came to our screening (and PAID to get in) then didn’t even comment during a Q&A. got a lotta mouth on the web but can’t speak up in person, huh? did you slink back to the safety of your keyboard? Krystal woulda dressed you down hard, lady and i woulda laughed (being as drunk as i was and all)

      Jul 25, 2010 at 2:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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