…already tired trope in horror and slasher films. In many ways, we’ve got Alfred Hitchcock to blame. There’s no proof that Hitchcock was actually homophobic or transphobic, but his films include an awful lot of — seemingly intentional — gay code.
Real talk, Norman Bates had me scared of trans women for years…like seriously scared, fight or flight response…to the point that I had to think about it, because it was so irrational! I asked myself, “why are you so afraid, this isn’t like you!”
And then it came to me…fucking psycho…