This summer, a new kind of haunted camp will be streaming in homes everywhere – Whistler Camp. On August 5th, Peacock will premiere They/Them starring Kevin Bacon, the owner and operator of a haunted conversion camp, Carrie Preston as his wife, and Anna Chlumsky as the camp’s medic. The director of the film is Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, who has been brewing this terrifying tale since he was a child.
“‘They/Them’ has been germinating within me my whole life,” Logan said in a press statement. “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. I wanted to make a movie that celebrates queerness, with characters that I never saw when I was growing up.”
According to The Indie Wire, these are the campers that will be attending Whistler Camp this summer:
Jordan (Theo Germaine), a transgender and non-binary camper from a religious background who has made a deal with their parents to legally emancipate after attending Whistler; Alexandra (Quei Tann), a transgender woman whose parents have threatened to kick her out of the house if she didn’t attend the camp; Toby (Austin Crute), a gay camper who negotiated with his parents for a trip to New York in exchange for a week at Whistler Camp; Veronica (Monique Kim), a bisexual camper who wants to stop fighting who she really is; Kim (Anna Lore), a closeted lesbian camper; Stu (Cooper Koch), a closeted gay jock with aspirations of a swimming scholarship and joining his father’s fraternity; Gabriel (Darwin del Fabro), a sensitive gay camper tired of the persistent bullying he’s endured his entire life.
The trailer promises classic hot hookups and heart-stopping horror. Check it out: