Images From Blumhouse's Conversion Therapy Horror Film They/Them
The first photos from Blumhouse's latest slasher They/Them ('they-slash-them'), starring Kevin Bacon and Theo Germaine, have been revealed.
They/Them takes place at Whistler, a conversion therapy camp. The crew, directed by Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon), psychologically tortures LGBTQIA+ youngsters in an attempt to convert them to cisgender and straight persons by using more disturbing methods. The sudden entrance of a mysterious killer adds to the teens' week-long session, forcing them to band together to protect each other from both the camp staff and the murderer. Following its first announcement in September, fast work has been done on this project, which is set to be released on Peacock on August 5.
Peacock has released the first official pictures from Blumhouse's They/Them. These photographs show the adolescents arriving at Whistler Camp, with Bacon's Owen Whistler appearing to welcome them before the torture begins. Jordan, a non-binary camper who makes a bargain with their religious parents to legally emancipate if the camp doesn't 'work,' is played by Work in Progress actor Theo Germaine. Quei Tann, Anna Lore, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Cooper Koch, and Darwin del Fabro are among the other campers, with Carrie Preston and Anna Chlumsky serving as camp counselors. Take a look at the images below:
Queer coding, in which writers use features to create a recognizably gay character without confirming it, has been woven into horror for years. While this has some advantages, such as avoiding censorship, it frequently results in unflattering representations, such as flashy villains and obsessive, violent lesbian stereotypes. Although, as seen in the Fear Street trilogy, several horror directors have moved away from these clichés in recent years, creating more apparent and well-rounded LGBTQ+ representation.
Logan always had a connection to monsters who were "othered" as a homosexual kid who liked horror, and with They/Them, the genre can openly investigate queer identity without having to disguise it. Logan penned They/Them in addition to directing it, and his prior successful scripts have high expectations for this new feature. Logan looks to be attempting to prevent misrepresentation by emphasizing the LGBTQIA+ community's sense of solidarity and spotlighting the horror that results from the maltreatment of the They/Them characters rather than turning these characters into the horror.