First look at Kevin Bacon in LGBTQ+ conversion therapy horror movie They/Them
We all know that conversion therapy is a horror in itself, prevalent all over the world and seemingly FAR too baffling for the UK Government to come through with a promised ban… but nevertheless we’ve had our first look at the LGBTQ+ slasher They/Them and we cannot wait!
The movie stars Kevin Bacon and non-binary star of The Politician, Theo Germaine with Bacon playing Owen Whistler, who along with his wife Cora (Carrie Preston) who run a conversion therapy camp for LGBTQ teens called Whistler Camp.
According to the blurb from streaming platform Peacock: “several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to ‘help them find a new sense of freedom.’ As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.”
They/Them (cleverly pronounced “They Slash Them”) also stars Anna Chlumsky (My Girl, Inventing Anna) who plays the camp’s medic, Austin Crute (Booksmart, Call Your Mother), Monique Kim (What/If), Anna Lore (Faking It, All American), Cooper Koch (Power Book II: Ghost) and Darwin del Fabro (Brazil’s Dangerous Liaisons) as the film’s doomed campers.
Writer/director John Logan said of the forthcoming flick: “They/Them has been germinating within me my whole life. I’ve loved horror movies as long as I can remember, I think because monsters represent ‘the other’ and as gay kid I felt a powerful sense of kinship with those characters who were different, outlawed, or forbidden.”
There aren’t a great deal of LGBTQ+-centric horror movies out there so we are intrigued to put it mildly by They/Them and will be glued to our screens when it gets its premier on Peacock on August 5.