FREAKY, Buffalo Bill, and the Overwoke

I credit it to the company I keep. I had no idea that anyone, anywhere had objected to FREAKY as somehow offensive to the trans community and the crossdressing community. I suppose it’s just that none of my friends are stupid, and none of *their* friends are stupid, either, not the ones I have come into contact with. Chances are some of the friends of *those* friends, the friends of friends, are stupid—hopefully not a lot of them, as I wouldn’t want to be even three degrees separated from stupid friends—but if any of them were making such stupid pronouncements about FREAKY being anti-trans/anti-transvestite, I had no knowledge of it. Again, I keep good company, and I avoid, both by deliberate action and by instinct, stupid people on social media, the place where all stupid people go to rant and rave. I only learned that some of the So-called Justice Wannabes were suffering twisted knickers over the matter when I saw this thoughtful but angsty editorial.

No, FREAKY is not anti-trans or anti-transvestite. If you think it is, well, at the risk of being unkind, you’re kind of a dumbass.

I really do believe we should be kind to one another and not make any deliberate attempt to offend just for the sake of offending. And make no mistakes, I fully support trans/transvestite rights; I support equal rights for all people and I hold that trans/transvestite people are just as good, just as valid, just as worthy as any other kind of people. (Incidentally, my beloved creative idol, Mr. Ed Wood, was a proud transvestite.) I would be considered a “woke” individual by those who know me personally (although I hate the faux-word), a guy who strives to be politically correct (although I hate what this phrase has come to mean). And no, I shouldn’t paint with too broad a brush. Concern over trans rights is a totally valid concern, and I shouldn’t assume that *all* the people worried about FREAKY being anti-trans are dumbasses, even if I think it’s a dumbass position to hold to.

Still, there’s a point I refer to as the “Dumbass Line”. If something is so egregiously absurd, so patently ridiculous that it crosses over the Dumbass Line, I no longer pay any attention to the complaint. Call it a a character flaw, but I just don’t. Trying to argue that FREAKY is somehow anti-trans/anti-transvestite, or that THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is, is Alt-Left overly PC nonsense. FREAKY isn’t about trans ANYthing, and Buffalo Bill in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS *would* be anti-trans, but only if the character was meant to portray *all* trans people instead of just one deranged individual, and I don’t think such was ever the intent. Such postulations, in my opinion, diminish actual, genuine instances of transphobia. It’s toxic wokeness. And it crosses the Dumbass Line.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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