Can we have a conversation about the word "tranny"? It's a word that is generally considered dehumanizing and offensive when referring to transgender people. But there it was in headlines last week in the story about DJ Mister Cee. There it was in a Daily Beast interview with Jared Leto.
Words like "tranny," "faggot," "dyke," "illegal," "retard," and "lame" are often used to stereotype and marginalize people. Some people who are the targets feel that they are hateful, cruel words. That's enough for me.
Though promoted as a unique, fun comedy, Elvis & Madona has prompted controversial reaction from some members of the LGBT crowd. Here, its filmmaker Marcelo Lafitte responds.