Vimeo nuked a new documentary highlighting the horrors of transgender ideology on Monday.
The film, titled “Dead Name” and produced by Taylor Reece, was scrubbed from the platform before it had even been available to viewers for a month. It was exclusively released on Vimeo but is now available on deadnamedocumentary.com, where viewers can rent the title for $9.99 or purchase the movie for $14.99.
“Vimeo did not provide a reason,” Reece told The Federalist of the platform’s censorship. “We’re just glad that people will continue to be able to screen this film, which is an important catalyst for discussion nationally on a subject that is germane to parents everywhere.”
In a statement to The Federalist on Monday afternoon, Vimeo said the documentary violated the platform’s terms on “discriminatory or hateful” material.
“We can confirm that Vimeo removed the video in question for violating our Terms of Service prohibiting discriminatory or hateful content,” the company wrote in an email. “We strive to enforce these policies objectively and consistently across our platform.”
The company did not immediately respond to a follow-up inquiry over what exactly in the “Dead Name” documentary was “discriminatory” or “hateful.”
The film’s online suppression came less than two weeks after Senior Contributor Nathanael Blake published a review of the documentary for The Federalist. “‘Dead Name’ Documentary Shows Kids Aren’t The Only Victims Of Trans Radicals — Their Parents Are Too,” headlined the review.
“‘Dead Name’ captures the pain and confusion of parents trying to protect their children from self-harm induced by an ideology that teaches them to despise their bodies,” Blake wrote. “This is a necessary film because it is not a feel-good film. Only one of the stories has what could be called a happy ending; the others conclude in uncertainty or worse.”
“Dead Name” was released on Dec. 20, roughly six months after the blockbuster release of the Daily Wire’s hit documentary on the topic, “What Is A Woman?” in which podcaster Matt Walsh focuses on the broader culture wars surrounding gender.
In a similar vein as the spotlight “Dead Name” puts on parents losing their children to radical gender theory, the Independent Women’s Forum, a D.C.-based think tank, has also been chronicling stories of families caught up in the confusion with its “Identity Crisis” series.
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.
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