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The 90s Most Famous Fashion Designer-Slash-Movie Star-Slash-Serial Killer Just Made An “It Gets Better” Video

Back up, Severus Snape! We have another Hollywood baddie who’s just waiting to tell all the young girls out there that it gets better. It’s Buffalo Bill, the serial killer from The Silence of the Lambs. Yes, ol’ Bill got panned as a horribly transphobic representation of transexual people (kinda like the cross-dressing villain from Dressed to Kill), but fictional serial killers need love too. Be careful though, he’s probably only telling you that “It Gets Better” so he can lure you down to his dungeon, starve you, and peel off your skin to make a woman suit. If that happens to you, just remember: “It puts the lotion in the basket or else it gets the hose again.”

And here’s a clip of Bill making himself up, just in case you need a reminder about his taste in wardrobe, music, and home decorating (video below NSFW)

On:           Aug 4, 2011
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    • OneVoice

      Yet another incompetent post from DANIEL VILLARREAL.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan

      Was this meant to be funny? I’m honestly at a complete loss to understand how this post and embedded video contributes to the “It Gets Better” project.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.

      This place is really going downhill. That was fucking stupid.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dee


      Queerty doesn’t ‘Get Better’, does it?

      It’s bad enough that a group of gay men thought this was funny enough to film, but then Queerty posts it? Buffalo Bill character has been awful and offensive for trans people since this movie came out. People still mock trans people using lines from this movie. This character needs to be forgotten—a false representation that makes trans people scary KILLERS. WE are the ones BEING MURDERED just for being trans.

      In my neighborhood of NE DC, a trans woman was murdered last week. And another was shot at just a few days ago.

      Queerty needs to hire a trans writer!

      Aug 4, 2011 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bobby In Seattle

      Someone needs to explain to the creator of this video the difference between satire and “in bad taste.”

      Aug 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jakey

      Wow. Good impression, but that is super offensive. I would love to find this funny, but there’s really no chance. Did you guys actually watch the video before posting it or what?

      “Yes, ol’ Bill got panned as a horribly transphobic representation of transexual people (kinda like the cross-dressing villain from Dressed to Kill), but fictional serial killers need love too.”

      That always bugged me. Both the book and the movie state quite clearly that he is not really trans, just delusional. Y’know, remember that part where Lecter advises Starling to look at rejected applications from John Hopkins?

      Aug 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Gatz · Queerty Editor

      @Dee: while I understanding your point about this article, I see lots of trans issues covered here in positive ways. http://www.queerty.com/search/trans

      Aug 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dee

      @Scott Gatz:
      Queerty has a long history of distasteful trans posts.

      If this is a site for all queers and not just gay men I think it’s time for trans representation on staff.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skzip888

      Tuck in and dance all you want, Bill, Jodie Foster is still the queerest thing in that whole movie.

      Aug 5, 2011 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Navi

      i find this extremely distasteful.

      Aug 5, 2011 at 9:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • um

      @skzip888: best comment ever!

      Aug 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sugunan

      It is very hard

      Aug 6, 2011 at 3:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Flaming Moe

      My poodle thinks this is simply PRECIOUS!

      Aug 6, 2011 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristinaBringMetheAxe

      It Gets Better just jumped the shark. Thank you for posting this and to Buafflo Bill for making the video. Now I want to see more campy movie villains make It Gets Better videos.

      I always thought a little sense of humor was missing from the IGB zeitgeist, so it’s nice to see people going in new and funny directions with this.

      When did LGBT people lose their sense of humor? This is the best one yet!

      Aug 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ganondorf

      Oh haters/detractors (can’t imagine lecter using the word ‘hater’, can you?), your problem is that you need to get more fun out of life.

      Ready when you are, sergeant pembry. ROTFLMAO!

      Aug 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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