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Queer Conversion Therapy Camp Is Scary as Hell in They/Them Trailer

Queer Conversion Therapy Camp Is Scary as Hell in They/Them Trailer

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The Peacock slasher flick features authentically cast queer characters played by the likes of Theo Germaine and Austin Crute. 

Conversion therapy is its own very real horror. But the new Peacock slasher flick They/Them takes it to a new level of terrifying when a killer begins to take people out at the insidious anti-LGBTQ+ camp Whistler. The anti-queer counselors are played by Kevin Bacon and Carrie Preston (Claws, The Good Wife, True Blood) as a husband and wife team of converters, and Anna Chlumsky (Veep, Inventing Anna) as the camp's new medic.

The film, from out writer-director-executive producer John Logan, is unique in that the actors playing the queer campers all align with their character's sexual and gender identities.

The official synopsis reads:

"Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. 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. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous."

The queer campers, according to a press release, include The Politician and Work in Progress star Theo Germaine as Jordan, a transgender and nonbinary camper from a religious background; Quei Tann as Alexandra, a trans woman whose parents have forced her into conversion therapy; Booksmart's Austin Crute as Toby a gay camper who made a deal with his parents to attend conversion therapy in exchange for a trip to New York City; Monique Kim as Veronica, who is bisexual; Anna Lore as Kim, a closeted lesbian; Cooper Koch as Stu, a gay jock who's not ready to be out; and Darwin Del Fabro as Gabriel, a gay teen who's been bullied.

They/Them is produced by the horror giant Blumhouse and premieres on Peacock August 5. Watch the terrors of conversion therapy below.

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