Buffalo Bill is a horribly transphobic misportrayal

The Ugly Portrayal of Transgender Folks in the Media

by Cassie Brighter

Perhaps the most horrible stereotype about transgender people to ever appear on the silver screen, Buffalo Bill was the crazed serial killer in the movie Silence of the Lambs. He embodied (or created!) a lot of the fears people have about trans folk — that we’re mentally unhinged, that we are predators, that we are a threat to women, etc.

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