Blumhouse and Peacock shared a look at their latest horror movie on Thursday, and the internet is already in love with the movie, she she, because of the title.
The upcoming movie, whose title is pronounced “They-Slash-Them”, will take place on a LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Camp† The film follows a group of LGBTQ teens attending the camp led by Owen Whistler, played by Kevin Bacon, his wife Cora, played by Carrie Preston, and another administrator, Molly, played by Anna Chlumsky.
“As the camp’s methods become more psychologically disturbing, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When an unidentified ax killer starts claiming victims, it becomes even more dangerous,” the official summary reads.
While no video of the movie has been released yet, only photos, summary and the title, she she is already getting buzz online, mainly because of the clever pun in the title.
“the title is ‘they slash them’ is genius I tell you. GIANT,” @_CRIMSONMASKtweeted.
“The title??&:&:&:&:@:,” added @pushthatbeat. “It’s the nicki-level pun for me…’they cut them’ yup”.
“They by no means called an LGBTQ+ SLASHER movie, They SLASH Them,” wrote @SnapsEnt.
“‘They Slash Them’ I just know the creator was giggling when he made this script,” wrote @ADodgerKid.
“If a character in this new slasher movie doesn’t slowly point at the killer and stutter ‘she, slash…. she!’ what’s the point then’ additional magazine culture editor Mel Woods wrote.
Despite the pun, she she was not the original title for the film. Previous press as of April 2021 announced the film under a different title: Whistler Camp, named after Bacon’s character. The film is the directorial debut of John Logan, who also wrote the script and created the hit Showtime series Penny Terrible.
she she isn’t the only Blumhouse film that uses gay conversion therapy. The company also produced the Netflix documentary pray away† who looks at the stories behind various people who have undergone conversion therapy and why they are now rejecting the practice.
Conversion therapy repeatedly confronts people with their own “deviance,” according to the Independent Forensic Expert Group (IFEG), trying to convince the patient to reject their “unwanted” thoughts, often ascribing the “blame” for being LGBTQ to sexual abuse or any other form of trauma.
Conversion therapy has been repeatedly discredited, and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) considers it torture, as those who have gone through it experience post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic nightmares and a sharp rise in suicidal tendencies, especially in children, according to the IRC. .
LGBTQ youth who have undergone conversion therapy are twice as likely to attempt suicide afterwards a Trevor Project studyand are more than 2.5 times more likely to have made multiple suicide attempts in the past year.
news week contacted Blumhouse Productions for comment.
she she will be available on Peacock from August 5.