Zurias wrote:Psycho is older still.Joynt Jezebel wrote:Sleepaway Camp is older. 1983.
Lissa- I am not sure I saw the event you refer to, I haven't seen the whole series.
I can see what you mean about not wanting Mia representing the trans community. Trans women are presented in the media as killers, it started with "Silence of the Lambs" as far as I know, quite often. I don't know of even a single instance of this happening in real life. There probably is one or two, but as for trans people being inclined to serious crime... certainly not.
From what I saw, Mia wasn't obviously mentally ill, or not as I saw it. Had a lot to deal with yes.
Just as a historical note, while I can't speak for Sleepaway Camp (and indeed believe this explanation to not apply to it), both Buffalo Bill and Norman Bates were based on real killer Ed Gein...who did in fact do things like dress in human skin (and was not trans), and keep a shrine with his mother's corpse in it. And did a lot of other really disturbing things.
That's not to say that it isn't an issue, I'm just noting that, historically, those movies didn't grow out of some fear of trans people, but out of a real story about one very sick guy.