The true-life horrors of the homosexual conversion remedy motion are about to get the slasher movie therapy.
Peacock launched a teaser on Wednesday for “They/Them,” out Aug. 5. Written and directed by John Logan, the movie follows a bunch of LGBTQ teenagers despatched to Camp Whistler, an establishment that guarantees to “treatment” guests of their same-sex attraction or their transgender and gender-nonconforming identities.
The teaser additionally introduces viewers to Owen Whistler (performed by Kevin Bacon), the camp’s director who guarantees “a secure area for everybody” regardless of the menacing presence of his spouse, Cora (Carrie Preston) and medic, Molly (Anna Chlumsky).
Nonetheless, not all the pieces at Camp Whistler is because it seems, and the campers quickly discover themselves focused by a masked killer.
Catch the trailer for “They/Them” under.
Bacon definitely has horror film pedigree, having starred in 1980’s “Friday the 13th.” Parts of “They/Them” seem to have been impressed by that franchise.
The medically denounced observe of conversion remedy, euphemistically referred to as reparative remedy by its proponents, has been depicted within the Hollywood films “Boy Erased” and “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” Nonetheless, viewers could also be divided on whether or not such a controversial topic is appropriate turf for a slasher movie in 2022, particularly because the U.S. is experiencing a troubling surge in anti-LGBTQ legislation.
“I’ve liked horror films so long as I can bear in mind, I feel as a result of monsters signify ‘the opposite’ and as a homosexual child, I felt a strong sense of kinship with these characters who have been completely different, outlawed, or forbidden,” he told Indiewire. “I wished to make a film that celebrates queerness, with characters that I by no means noticed after I was rising up.”
“When individuals stroll away from the film, I hope they’re going to recollect the unbelievable love that these children have for one another and the way that love must be protected and celebrated,” he added.