Oct 10Liked by Timothy

Sleepaway Camp is additionally problematic because even inasmuch as it goads the viewer into sympathizing with the transgender character's plight, it does so in a way that feeds into a stereotype whose prevalence is frequently exaggerated by transphobes, representing the fear of forced transitioning.

This is just one of many examples of really poor treatment of transgender characters in films of this era (and probably up to today), who are irrationally and disproportionately depicted as homicidal maniacs. Which is really no more than a reflection of a really poor understanding (and subsequent fear) of the transgender experience by the public at large.

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