Comedy Central’s “South Park” satirized trans athletes in the 2019 episode “Board Girls.”
A character based on Randy “Macho Man” Savage transitions to female and competes against biological women in the Colorado hamlet.
The results are comically one-sided.
The installment, which went viral earlier this year on social media, would be almost impossible to pull off today even for “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Trans issues, particularly trans sports debates, remain the third rail of polite society.
Engage at your own risk. Just ask Riley Gaines.
DailyWire+ and Bonfire Legend just one-upped “Board Games” … and then some.
“Lady Ballers,” directed by and starring company co-founder Jeremy Boreing, follows a group of men who pretend to be women to battle against female opponents.
The comedy was kept hush-hush until recently, although a Nashville-based news outlet reported on extras leaving the project earlier this year after learning the themes embedded in the script. The Daily Wire seemingly confirmed part of that story in its announcement earlier today.
Though largely kept under wraps until now, the movie already had its fair share of controversy during filming in Nashville, with protestors rallying on location, bullying and harrassing cast and crew as they arrived on set, and successfully pressuring one contracted filming location to cancel.
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“Lady Ballers” stars Boreing as the coach behind the gender fluid squad, and he’s accompanied by a crush of Daily Wire personalities including “Crain & Co.” hosts Jake Crain, Blain Crain and David Cone, “What Is a Woman?” star Matt Walsh, Ben Shapiro, Andrew Klavan and Candace Owens.
Comedian Tyler Fischer, last seen in The Daily Wire and Bonfire Legend’s “Terror on the Prairie,” plays one of the male-to-female athletes.
Other notable faces in the film include Gaines, an outspoken critic of trans women competing against biological females, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
The film arrives at a time when most comic institutions avoid this topic at all costs. “Saturday Night Live” gently broached the subject earlier this month with a faux Netflix documentary about a feminist sports hero.
The 2002 sports comedy “Juwanna Mann” also featured a male character dressing up as a woman to compete in basketball. The film arrived long before the current, heated debates about trans sports matters and the main character didn’t identify as a woman outside the court.
The Daily Wire will host a red carpet premiere for “Lady Ballers” Nov. 29 in Nashville before it begins streaming exclusively for DailyWire+ members at 8 p.m. EST Dec. 1.