In the new teaser for the Peacock original LBGTQIA+ horror, They/Them, Kevin Bacon tells his campers that the camp is a safe space, but that couldn’t be further from the truth; a masked killer is on the loose.
The movie, pronounced “they-slash-them,” is set at a conversion camp, as if that isn’t scary enough, “Several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to ‘help them find a new sense of freedom.’ As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. Things get even more dangerous when a mysterious killer starts claiming victims.”
Bacon stars alongside Anna Chlumsky, Carrie Preston, Theo Germaine, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, and others.
For those who don’t know, conversion camps are terrifying, controversial, horrible places where parents send their LBQTQ+ children in an attempt to cure the gay away. These places often use horrific methods to “cure” campers, including torture. You can learn more about the camps here.
“They/Them has been germinating within me my whole life. I’ve loved horror movies 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 writer-director John Logan. “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.”
Scott Turner Schofield (Euphoria; The Craft: Legacy), Howie Young (Mission: Impossible III, Hit and Run), and Jon Romano (Firestarter (2022), Vengeance) are executive producing with Jason Blum (Get Out, The Invisible Man) and Michael Aguilar (Penny Dreadful, Kidding) producing.
Written and directed by “Penny Dreadful’s” John Logan, They/Them premieres on Peacock on August 5, 2022.