The Tribeca Film Festival premiere of a transgender comedy is being protested by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives is supposed to be a “hilariously campy homage to the exploitation films of the 70s and 80s,” according to Dallas-based filmmaker Israel Luna.

“When a group of transgender women are violently beaten and left for dead, the violated vixens turn deadly divas,” the description says, then adds, “this revenge fantasy proves that it takes more than balls to get even.”

GLAAD, however, is not amused, and has demanded the Tribeca Film Festival pull the film's April premiere, adding that the film exploits and sensationalizes anti-transgender violence.

“The film, its title and its marketing misrepresent the lives of transgender women and use grotesque, exploitative depictions of violence against transgender women in ways that make light of the horrific brutality they all too often face,” the group said.

Speaking to independent film website, director/writer Luna spoke about the controversy surrounding his film.

“Just like any film, there's a certain flow that this movie has,” Luna said. “My movie is not 'fight fight torture torture torture.' I tried to make a revenge fantasy. When I was making it, I thought I was doing something good. It's just a movie. It's a revenge fantasy, not a documentary.”

In a statement released Friday, Tribeca officials defended the film and showed no indication they were preparing to give in.

“The filmmakers provided a copy of this film to GLAAD in February, and for weeks the organization had been supportive to the filmmakers. In fact, GLAAD representatives advised the film's producer, director and cast on how to describe the film to its core constituency,” the festival said in a statement.

Tribeca “looks forward to the film's premiere at our festival next month.”