‘Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives’ sells out for theatrical premier at Inwood Theatre in Dallas

The theatrical premiere of Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives was sold out for both midnight shows this weekend at the Inwood Theatre in Dallas, according to writer and director Israel Luna. Here’s his report to Instant Tea:

Opening weekend in Dallas was amazing! We sold out both midnight showings and I was surprised and pleased at the amount of people who stuck around for the Q&A after!

The audience cheered, booed the bad guys, and stood up when the cast walked up to the stage! People formed a long line for the girls to get fliers signed, take photos and congratulate them.

I’m still in shock that my dream is happening! Here I am, a little filmmaker who shot this movie locally with my friends and we got distribution, chatted with John Waters, premiered at TriBeca, sold out our movie on opening weekend in Dallas and are preparing to shoot another. I’m living my dream.

I can’t thank everyone enough!”

Above is video from the premier shot by Todd Jenkins. The film will show in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago before its DVD release Nov. 9.

—  John Wright

Best bets • 10.01.10

Friday 10.01

Shakira
Shakira

They are still pretty ticked off
Just when you thought you were out, Israel Luna pulls you back in. The local filmmaker screens his controversial Ticked Off Trannies With Knives for two midnight showings. If you missed all the hubbub over the film, now’s your time to catch up. And what better way to see a throwback exploitation film than late at night on the plushy sofas of the Inwood?

DEETS: Inwood Theatre, 5458 W Lovers Lane. Through Saturday. Midnight. $10.

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Friday 10.01

The hips don’t lie, but they shake
We never hear much about Shakira. Unlike many a pop star, she sidesteps the usual fame trappings and lets the music speak for her. That doesn’t mean she’s any less fabulous. Her rollerblading and motorcycle riding in her video for “Loca” is steamy, sexy and fun — just like the non-diva diva she is.

DEETS: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. 8 p.m. $20–$160.Ticketmaster.com.

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Sunday 10.03

Nothing secret about these gardens
The Rainbow Garden Club brings back its third annual Garden Tour 2010. Travel to the six gardens of members and friends of the group. Just don’t snip any flowers for yourself. Not cool.

DEETS: Various stops at residents’ homes. Noon. $10. Visit RainbowGardenClub.com for details.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 01, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens