On August 3rd, 2011, Buffalo Bill – It Get’s Better, which I wrote, voiced and created with Feast of Fun‘s Marc Felion and Fausto Ferños, was released as an online video. Buffalo Bill – It Get’s Better was a mashup of Silence of the Lambs’ Buffalo Bill and glitter-bombing victim/survivor, Dan Savage’s It Gets Better campaign.
While most weren’t sure what to make of Buffalo Bill – It Gets Better, we intended it as a celebration of a problematic, gender non-conforming movie villain (who we always wanted to win), and to critique online slactivism and the simplistic notion of happy endings. Buffalo Bill – It Get’s Better was covered by the WOW Report, Queerty, the Real Steve Gray, and was screened on July 28th, 2012 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco before Peaches Christ’s Silence of the Trans stage show with Sharon Needles. “I understand that when Dan Savage saw the video in the It Gets Better offices his mouth dropped open” – Fausto Ferños.