NSFW Web Series Removes Word “Tranny” From Trailer, Synopsis

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Last week I did a post about new local web series NSFW using the word “tranny” in its trailer and online synopsis. The “T” word is one that I find particularly offensive to the trans community, and one that I feel should be removed from our vocabulary. The post inspired a pretty productive debate in the comments section. Some of you agreed, some of you didn’t, but NSFW co-creator Marc Cantone wrote me to say that he had removed the word.

We actually address the use of the “T” word in the episode. But you’re right that we shouldn’t have used it in the synopsis, especially without giving it context (we’ve since deleted it). The same goes for the trailer (we’re working on a new one now). We’ve become so used to the material that we sometimes forget others aren’t. In the context of the show, I think you will see that this scene (which is only 25 seconds or so long) isn’t lampooning the transgender community at all but the insanely offensive and ridiculous world of pornography (the subject of our satire). If you knew us, you’d know that we have nothing but love and respect for the LGBT community and we never want to hurt anyone or perpetuate bigotry.

An email to Cantone asking how they actually address the use of the “T” word in the episode was not immediately returned. NSFW debuts at MilkBoy Philly on April 15th.


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