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Was the world really ready for the first gay conversion camp horror story? Yes. Was Bluhouse Films and writer and director John Logan too afraid to show the REAL horrors that goes on in these torture camps? Unfortunately the answer is yes to that also.

In They/Them Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Several queer campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to “help them find a new sense of freedom”. Owen commences the gaslighting immediately. . He rolls out a series of red flags, from telling the campers they are there to seek the “gender-normative lifestyle that’s right for you” to weaponizing buzzwords like “inclusive” to defend his various positions. This is some of the better writing in movie and it become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When an unidentified axe murderer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.

But They/Them removed the one major piece of true horror that would have made this the first one of a kind LGBT horror movie. (Aside from Kevin Smith’s RED STATE which didn’t shy away.) They/Them took all the religious fanaticism and many of the major abuses that have happened at these camps out of the movie.

“If you’re happy with the way you are, then more power to you,” adding that God doesn’t hate them said NO conversion camp director anywhere EVER.

Except in this movie that it.

The one truly unsettling and possibly ONLY real conversion camp activity was the therapy session between Jordan (Theo Germaine), the film’s central protagonist, who’s trans and nonbinary and Cora Whistler (Carrie Preston) who exploits Jordan’s innermost doubts about their parents’ rejection, saying, “You’re nothing to them, you’re not even a freak.” In the robotic creep of a Stepford wife, she crushes her prey: “They’re never going to love you… unless you drop this nonsense and admit what you are. A scared, lonely, ugly little dyke.” Jordan returns to their cabin disarmed, believing they’re a fake. 

And just like that all the suspense and tension is ruined a few minutes later, Jordan and the other campers appear to be in a Stephen Siondheim musical, proudly singing and dancing to Pink’s 2010 song Fuckin’ Perfect. Which believe me it was not.

It just goes further downhill from there. Including a bit about “he’s our forbidden fruit.” Don’t start me. (UGH)

They/Them is the first horror movie to tackle the theme of gay and trans conversion therapy as a slasher film. With a brilliant cast of LGBTQ actors, Logan (who’s openly gay) consulted with executive producer Scott Turner Schofield to make sure the characters were represented in an inclusive way.  Unfortunately Logan never called anyone to find out what conversion therapy camps were really like and the real life torture and horrors that TTHOUSANDS UNPON THOUSANDS of LGBT individuals endured for many for them for decades that make the events in the movie pale by comparison.

MINUS – 3 snaps for removing the religious fanaticism as not to offend anyone

MINUS – 2 snaps for using “forbidden fruit” gag.

MINUS -2 snaps for Pink’s “Fucking Perfect Glee Musical Number


They/Them is available to watch by purchase via Peacock Network (Wait till it hits LOGO)

Learn more about the TRUTH of Conversion Therapy Torture by CLICKING THE LINKS BELOW.

WATCH: ABC News 20/20 Brian Ross Investigates Gay Conversion Therapy Torture Industry – FULL SEGMENT

Four Men Sue Perverse Ex-Gay Jewish Therapy Group JONAH For Mental Torture – Video

FRC’s Tony Perkins Pushes LGBT Conversion Therapy Torture Plank, Republican Committee Approves It

Christian Conversion Therapy Camp Owners Charged W/ Trafficking, Abuse and Forced Labor Of Underage Boys

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver: Gay Conversion Therapy Torture is “Overwhelming Effective”

Viggio Mortensen Hits Back At Criticism Over Playing Gay Role

Viggio Mortensen Hits Back At Criticism Over Playing Gay Role: ‘You’re Assuming I’m Completely Straight’

Actor Viggio Mortensen has responded to criticism over the fact that he will be playing a gay role in his upcoming self-directed film Falling.

Weighing in the the getting very tired debate around straight actors playing gay roles, Mortensen said of his critics that they are “assuming that I’m completely straight”, and “frankly none of your business.”

Mortensen, best known for his work on the  The Lord of the Rings films, said” “Look, these are the times we’re living in, and I think it’s healthy that those issues are brought up.

“The short answer is that I didn’t think it was a problem. And people then ask me, ‘Well what about Terry Chen, who plays my husband in the film, is he a homosexual?’ And the answer is I don’t know, and I would never have the temerity to ask someone if they were, during the casting process.”

Mortensen also talked about the film and the gay role/straight actor issue in Attitude magazine, adding: “And how do you know what my life is? You’re assuming that I’m completely straight. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. And it’s frankly none of your business.

“I want my movie to work, and I want the character of John to be effective. So if I didn’t think it was a good idea I wouldn’t do it.”

The argument of “gay actor/gay role is a slippery slope and came about after some trans actresses got miffed that male actors were taking the very few trans roles that are out there. But the whole gay/actor gay role mantra is problematic especially if taken further and evolves into straight actor/straight role. Straight roles outnumber gay roles over 100 to 1.

Gay actors. Be careful what you wish for.

And remember its called ‘acting” for a reason.

NBC to End ‘Will & Grace’ With Upcoming 2020 Season

‘Will & Grace’ to End With Upcoming 2020 Season

Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows explain their decision for finally putting a stake through the heart end the show.

Via Deadline:

We think of the Will & Grace’ reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” added executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of ‘Will & Grace.’

“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of ‘Will & Grace.’ They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again. We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show’s supportive and caring home since day one.”

“It’s been the highlight of our careers to write for and direct four incredible artists who we consider to be the finest and funniest ensemble sitcom cast of all time – Eric McCormackDebra MessingMegan Mullally, and Sean Hayes.

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Coming August 1st – “Where The Bears Are” A Humpy Hairy Horny Murder-Mystery-Comedy Web Series! – Video

Creative team of Rick Copp (The Brady Bunch Movie) Joe Dietl (The Thin Pink Line) and Ben Zook (Jack and Jill) brings us Where the Bears Are,” a comedy mystery web series that follows the exploits of three gay bear roommates living together in Los Angeles, as they attempt to solve the murder of a party guest that turned up dead in their bathroom.

The web series will consist of 26 four-minute episodes  and will feature guest appearances by Bruce Daniels, Tuc Watkins, Jackie Beat, and Shawn Pelofsky.

The series will premiere online August 1st, 2012 at wherethebearsare.tv


WATCH The “Old Dogs & New Tricks” Web Series Premier! – The Show TOO GOOD For Logo-TV

“Old Dogs & New Tricks” the new gay “Baby Boomer” web series follows the friendship and tribulations of four diverse and otherwise successful West Hollywood men – each one located squarely within middle age and asks the question, Does (sex) life end for gay men as they approach 50? (With hysterical results)

Old Dogs & New Tricks if the type of programming that LOGO TV should be producing.

The cast and crew lead by Leon Accord decided to bring ODNT to life via the web (Screw Logo anyway they suck ) to show the serio-comedic struggles of the 4 middle-aged gay best friends, all struggling to stay vital and relevant in youth-obsessed West Hollywood.

The new season boasts unique guest stars including hunky Thom Bierdz (Young and the Restless), comedian Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Austin Powers, Showgirls) as a hilarious psychiatrist, and Bruce L. Hart (The Reckoning, Homewrecker) playing a bitchy professional ‘frenemy”

So check out Old Dogs & New Trick’s Pilot Episode and newly debuted Episode 1 below starring: Leon Acord, Curt Bonnem, Jeffrey Patrick Olson and David Pevsner.

Old Dogs & New Trick’sThe show that was too good for Logo-TV

Back2Stonewall.com recommended!


Check out the ODNT Website by CLICKING HERE!