The Boxtrolls is transmisogynist
So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.
I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film without warning of what’s in it. I’ll explain why below.
TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.
Wow, what sick, repulsive bullshit. I definitely won’t be seeing this movie. So disappointed as I expected more due to the way it was promoted.
Transmisogyny is alive and well. It’s great that the trans community has made strides over the pass year or so, but transmisogny still runs rampant, even in the LGBTQ community, even in the trans community (yes, I’m looking at my fellow trans men/afab trans folk here.)
Don’t support this movie. Instead, support trans women, especially trans women of color, in everything you do. I’m going to donate the price of a movie ticket to a trans organisation, and encourage others who can to do the same, more if you can afford it.
Please, do what you can to spread awareness of the issues facing trans women, and especially promote the voices of trans women and most of all, listen to their concerns.
Trans women are women and deserve to be respected for who they are.
Violence against trans women must end.