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Alex Blaze

LA Times review of TOTWK

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 24, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"Despite complaints from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and other LGBT advocates over the potentially offensive Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, the film's biggest infraction is that it's a joyless grind. This inept send-up of 1970s action-exploitation pictures, especially those featuring sexually liberated, butt-kicking über-women, never finds its mojo; it's as if writer-director Israel Luna hatched a startling title and then flailed around trying to match its minor promise."

--Gary Goldstein of the LA Times


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Kathy Padilla | October 24, 2010 9:20 AM

Woody Allen opens his film Annie Hall (1977) with:

“There’s an old joke - um… two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ‘em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know; and such small portions.’

Kathy Padilla | October 24, 2010 9:23 AM

Woody Allen opens his film Annie Hall (1977) with:

“There’s an old joke - um… two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ‘em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know; and such small portions.’

Having seen TOTWK at the ImageOut Film Festival a week or so ago, I have to say I really enjoyed it. There were a few slow parts, but in general it was a pretty good movie. I think it did quite well with the butt-kicking, and finding it's mojo.

I think the best part was that we had Israel here for a Q&A session afterward. The discussion was very nice, and the comments from members of the local trans community (that attended in good number) were all very positive.

If you get a chance to see it, and can suffer the "level of violence found in most Jackie Chan movies", I'd say it's well worth seeing.