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Babashook: The Babadook Has Manifested As A Gay Icon

By Kristy Puchko | Twitter | June 8, 2017 |

By Kristy Puchko | Twitter | June 8, 2017 |


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Today in internet transcendence, the creepy top-hatted creature of 2014’s sublime horror-thriller The Babadook has arrived as a gay icon. Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think the story of a widowed single mom dealing with her grief and problem child was the text of this movie? That’s very heteronormative of you.

Vulture traced the roots of this fan theory to last October, on Tumblr, because of course:

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From there, the idea of Gay Babadook took root, and just in time for LGBTQA Pride month, he’s coming out as the queer icon he truly is. Just ask the gays.


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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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