They/Them, a Blumhouse horror flick starring Kevin Bacon, is set at a conversion camp, which is described by his character as “a safe space, for everyone.” Obviously, it’s not, hence the title: They/Them, pronounced “They Slash Them.” Get it? Get it?
It’s the kind of title that requires a film to be made around it. Fox News is already out there promoting the film for Peacock. How kind!
happy they/them summer to my fellow deoedipianized theys only pic.twitter.com/atjtWMasLO— Jet Vanderlee (@julie_vanderlee) June 21, 2022
Here’s the teaser trailer. There’s not much here, but does there need to be with a title like that?
“They/Them has been germinating within me my whole life. I’ve loved horror movies for as long as I can remember, I think because monsters represent ‘the other’ and as a gay kid I felt a powerful sense of kinship with those characters who were different, outlawed, or forbidden,” said John Logan, the writer/director of the film. “I wanted to make a movie that celebrates queerness, with characters that I never saw when I was growing up. When people walk away from the movie, I hope they’re going to remember the incredible love that these kids have for each other and how that love needs to be protected and celebrated.”
In addition to Bacon, the film also stars Anna Chlumsky, Carrie Preston, Theo Germaine, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch, and Darwin del Fabro. It will premiere on Peacock on Friday, August 5.