I Do Movies Badly: Introduction to the Queer Vampire Cycle (featuring Terry Mesnard of Gayly Dreadful)
Terry Mesnard of Gayly Dreadful brings some new blood (pardon the pun) to I Do Movies Badly to discuss films of the Queer Vampire Cycle. Terry talks about how his love for horror started with A Nightmare on Elm Street and its drag villain, explores how queer coded characters emerged out of a film industry and American society that didn’t want to acknowledge homosexuality, and wades in on whether a director’s intent matters as much as audience interpretation (SPOILERS: it does not). No matter what the directors may or may not have intended, Terry explores the queer subtext of the following three films: Tom Holland’s Fright Night (1985), Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys (1987), and Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark (1987).
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