Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives director Israel Luna — who unknowingly created this year’s most scandalous film! — has heard ya loud and queer, critics. He’s going to change the official trailer (the original is above) to make violence against trans women appear less, uh, glamorous.
“I was prompted to write this movie in part by the hate crimes against the trans community; which is why the tragic stories of Angie Zapata and Jorge Mercado appear at the beginning of my trailer,” says Luna in a statement. “My initial thought of placing them there was to give a disturbing reality to my film about transgender violence. After listening to some of the voices in the trans-community I’ve decided to remove those references from the trailer. I plan to post a new trailer later this week (Facebook, YouTube and and our movie website.) It seems that the association between their brutal stories and the revenge/thriller content of the film in it’s entirety, has been difficult to connect. Even with this change, I hope the trailer will continue to raise awareness of the horrible truth of rampant violence against trans-women.”
But don’t worry, GLAAD: The violent revenge fantasies are still in the final product.