How I Grew Up Transphobic (With Ace Ventura)

From Ace Ventura. I skimmed it for this article, and just don’t watch this film. It’s a hate crime

Growing up in the 1990s I remember watching Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in the theatres. I sat there with hundreds of people, munching popcorn, watching a hate crime. Millions of people did. It was a popular movie.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at