Is a trans person depicted predatorily?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where a trans person is depicted predatorily.
A common transphobic trope is the stereotype of the trans person who wants to "trap" a cisgender heterosexual person into having sex with them. This trope is most often applied to trans women characters, but for the sake of broadness this category can apply to trans men characters as well.
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Movie • 1991 Report
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jdpamv
Buffalo Bill isn’t trans but, yes, a character who could be easily mistaken for trans and was probably trans-coded is predatory and this portrayal is harmful to trans people. (And especially to GNC people, who can overlap and also aren’t inherently predatory, seeing as the character is GNC rather than trans canonically. More on that in the Man in a Dress category, though)

@kiki10 Agreed
Movie • 1994 Report
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jdpamv
A trans woman is the main villain and her sleeping with Ace Ventura is portrayed as predatory. She’s also sexually assaulted and outed by the protagonist in a way that’s glamorized and portrayed as the right thing to do.
Movie • 1975 Report
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jdpamv
*Frank is a crossdresser/gender nonconforming. "Tr*nsvestite" was once what both crossdressers and trans people were called but the term is now deemed outdated and is often considered a slur (if not in the time and context of this film). But yes, he's sexually predatory throughout.
Movie • 2000 Report
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jdpamv
The only trans character is sexually predatory and it's implied she only transitioned to get ahead in sports and prey on teen girls. She also has a N*zi uniform in her room for some reason.
TV Show • 1997 Report
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jdpamv
Ms. Garrison is depicted as sexually predatory before she transitions. While not necessarily in a sexual way, every portrayal of trans people in the show has been a depiction of them as predatory. The most notable instance was that one where a trans woman (or someone pretending to be one, it's unclear) uses her status to injure a bunch of women in sports. The other instance is in The Cissy, where Cartman pretends he's trans to use the women's bathroom.
TV Show • 2020 Report
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Mulu
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It's not stated if the character is trans but a shapeshifter character with a female appearance seduces and convinces a man to have sex, only to turn into a male presenting appearance midway in order to blackmail him, playing on the "trap" trope.
Movie • 1983 Report
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jdpamv
Not necessarily sexually but the only trans character is a serial killer and thus predatory in that regard.
TV Show • 1999 Report
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ChaoticGourd
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Christopher tells a story about a Transwoman who is burned with acid and disfigured bc she tried to "trick" someone into sleeping with her. Basically the "Gay Panic" defense.
Movie • 1960 Report
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jdpamv
The killer is a DID system and kills people in their woman (and thus trans) identity.
Anime • 1999 Report
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jdpamv
There’s an island of vilifying caricatures of trans women and drag queens who prey on men.
Movie • 1993 Report
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jdpamv
Very adjacent. Mrs. Doubtfire is a man pretending he’s a woman (specifically a nanny) to see his kids after losing custody. When they find out Doubtfire has a penis, it’s immediately assumed that this is a sexual predator. The same man pretends to be many other women that he thinks his kids shouldn’t be trusted with, one of them being a trans woman (the kids’ mom immediately assumes, again, that this is a predator).
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Video Game • 2008 Report
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meowstix
This is removed in the 2024 remake (Reload) but still exists in the original 3 versions (vanilla, FES, and Portable)
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jdpamv
Not a confirmed trans character but Rita Skeeter is described as masculine in offensive ways adjacent to transmisogyny and she preys on Hermione (a child) in her shapeshifted animal form.
Manga • 2007 Report
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Stressedtoimpress
Yes. The trans female character is portrayed as a pervert constantly hitting on uninterested men
Video Game • 2011 Report
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thenumbereleven
Transgender woman Erica does not disclose she is trans to her partner, even after having sex with him. He is uncomfortable when this is revealed (stating that he wants his "V-Card back"), which she laughs off.
Anime • 2008 Report
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Stressedtoimpress
Yes. The trans female character, Grell, is not only constantly misgendered but portrayed as repeatedly hitting on/harassing uninterested men and is called a pervert
TV Show • 2007 Report
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TV Show • 2005 Report
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cha0ticneutralsystem
A cis man, Steve, dresses up as a woman to get into the lesbian woman’s roller derby and date them, he is not a woman however, he’s originally sort of doing it in a predatory way, Haley also sexually assaults him by pulling his pants down to show he has a penis and outs him as a man (which is true) because penis=man in dis peoples minds, but the lesbians take this as a gross violation of human rights towards a trans woman, which it would be if Steve was a trans woman. They handled combatting transphobia well on the side of the roller derby people, Steve even has a safe space to question his gender but it falls flat when roger makes jokes about Steve being required to cut his penis off to be a different gender (which isn’t true, and is framed as the whole “genital surgeries are gross”) and Steve then concludes he isn’t a woman because he doesn’t like wearing a dress which isn’t what being a woman is and plays into gender roles. There is unfortunately a stereotype of masc lesbian woman playing sports and having public orgies but idk if it’s meant to be a joke.
TV Show • 2010 Report
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Cece, who is AMAB, is A. Her being trans has nothing to to with her being A, though. She just enjoyed torturing the girls
TV Show • 2009 Report
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TV Show • 2019 Report
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Movie • 2014 Report
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DylanKapp
It’s unlikely that Snatcher is trans, given that he never objects to or shows discomfort from his underlings referring to him as male. The Madame Frou Frou persona feels more like a manipulation tactic to further anti-boxtroll propaganda.
Movie • 2019 Report
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shannonwilliams49
The killer combines the "crazy person who loves killing" and "is a man who thinks he's a woman and crossdresses" tropes, and the narrative makes both of those things equal proof that the killer is evil. Narrative doubles down by making the killer's supposedly delusional fantasies of being a woman the thing that is the killer's undoing.
TV Show • 2000 Report
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Pantalones
The character of Jakotsu was originally planned as female but was changed to male later so InuYasha wouldn't have to kill a woman. He is still voiced by a woman and dresses in traditionally feminine clothes. He is also a predatory sadist who flirts with his male victims while torturing them.
TV Show • 2000 Report
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ohhhhhhhhh
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Someone outs a trans person & calls them “deceptive” for not telling anyone that they’re trans
TV Show • 2004 Report
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Movie • 1972 Report
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LouiseWijenbergh
Devine (one of the first trans drag superstars of film) is known for being the heroic villian. You are suppose to as a viewer be on the side of her and see how filthy and despicable and depraved she is, and view this in a heroic context. She in one instance mails a turd to her competetion to stick it to them. A heterosexual couple whose claim is that they are more sexually depraved and will sink to lowest of lows in their journey as a couple to know no depths they havent fully scraped the bottom.of the barrel of. Devine is furious as she is the filthiest, most sexually deviant and depraved and well, she will show them.
** sexual trigger, gross body stuff, butt stuff, sex stuff alert go to the paragraph following this one below..** In one scene there is an orgy and there is someone demonstrating their anal prolapse as they are doing a headstand/tripod sort of pose. Its called an "ass tulip". Its where your inner rectal skin detaches from the facia and muscle that holds the inner lining and can be pushed outside the body. There is some suggestion of a chicken fetish and a chicken tossed into a 3 some scene. These are all sex scenes done cheesily and they arent like porn. They are poorly acted and feel like home videos from the late seventies. There is sexualization of morbid obesity paired with a baby fetish, there is lots of penis shown and hairy bush as well as breasts are plentiful. It is as sexually charged and focused as a 20 year old male. It probably is a lot like being in the head of one as a matter of fact. One that is trans anyway..

There is a lot of vulgr language and vulgarities about uncouth stuff, bodily functions, etc. They glamourize being dark filthy trailer park trash. It is unapologetic and meant to be done badly.

This movie is 60% around sex or being the filthiest most depraved person alive and 40% hard to follow storyline.
It is meant to be over acted and cheesy. It is grainy with bad sound. It is perverted. It is also brilliant work as it is made by John Waters and he loves being the film maker from the sympathetic position of the villian. John waters is a man against the normies and the sterilized beige society. He glamorizes the rogues of society. This can be applied evenly across the many many films he has made. Waters is a homosexual and a creative genius weirdo. You will always get a dose of tmi or find something thay will thorougly bother you in every film. Brace yourself.

These films by john waters especially Pink Flamingos

Should not be watched by a anyone who is sensitive and has triggers period. These arent for the weak or easily moved.
Book • 2020 Report
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jdpamv
The whole book is transphobic propaganda. An AMAB character disguises as a woman to get into their spaces and murder them. It’s a bigoted nightmare and something only JKR could’ve written.
Movie • 2011 Report
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jdpamv
A trans woman has sex with a man while he’s drunk.