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Ali

Oh my God, Rich! You are so right, NEMS2 IS the original gay horror flick! I mean, yeah, it came out when I was a year old ('85, right?), and in later years gave me a terrible complex as far as sleeping in dark rooms was concerned up until the age of 12, but yes, I totally see it now! I will now pop in my DVD and enjoy me some Gay!Freddy.

M.C. Glammer

Why is Tom Cruise in that first pic? And with green eye shadow? Maybe his old crossdressing days are returning like a bad sequel.

MSvoLA

Yo.
I have seen Hellbent and even though I was positive it would SUCK...it does NOT. It's funny and scary and really well made. As for the First Gay Slasher Film thingy... the diff between NESII and Hellbent is that the latter's characters all self identify as queer, making it an actual Gay movie, instead just Homoerotic like the former, which I LOVE!
Check out the article I co-authored on the subject...
http://www.frontierspublishing.com/features/horror.html

Rich

I guess my point is something like: identify, shmidentify, gay is gay.

duane

I'm with you Rich, call a spade a spade. I have never seen any of the NES movies, but I may have to rent this one; just to see for myself.

And anyway, here is my question, did we really NEED a gay slasher flick? Why not just focus on making a GOOD gay movie? Sure there are good ones out there, but for every good one, there are like 20 stinkers. I think that should be the focus; not expanding the gay movie genre.

erica

Again Rich. I'm in awe of the way your mind works. You're like a fuckin' PHD of pop culture. That's a great analysis of NMES2. And you've articulated with such humor and reverence. Can I please be like you when I grow up?

Rich

Erica -- I'm blushing.

Duane -- I felt the same way, though, Gonzalez's review (linked to in the first paragraph) is extremely persuasive. I think, maybe what makes it work is not so much the slasher genre helping the gay one, but the gay helping the slasher. Not that the ads leave that indication.

jeremy

brilliant! truly, truly brilliant. i'd also like to posit sleepaway camp. its actually trans and not gay, but glbtq, right?

Rich

No doubt! That one came to mind almost as immediately as NES2.

buzz

hey there. snappy breakdown of NES2 (although i would argue that it's a great film even without the queer subtext -- an exploding parrot? the prominently displayed PROBE board game in Jesse's closet? c'mon!).

i actually run a gay horror film site that breaks down over a hundred horror flicks with gay subtext or overt gay content: www.campblood.org. those with an interest might find it useful.

and for what it's worth, HellBent is quite enjoyable (there's a review on my site as well). and SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS came waaaaaay before NOES2...

best,
buzz

Bijou

OMG! You are so awesome.. I never thought NES2 had so many homo overtones. Your breakdown might actually be better than the movie.

justin

Don't forget the extremely gay cliffhanger of an ending. So so bad.

sarkastik ninja.

i was so just thinking the same thing about nes2 and sleepaway camp.
it's all about the doing push ups because of the jock strap incident.
and when he can't perform he runs over to his half naked friend's house.
i love it.
and just saying sleepaway camp is enough.
i love you guys.

and wasn't one/all of the slumber party/sorority house massacres completely lesbo?

The Taipei Kid

Beautiful review. Whatever happened to the lead actors?

nOva

The lead in NOES-2 actually ending up coming out in real life. If I find the interview link I'll drop a line.

Dan

Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning

Ambiguously gay and incredibly hot lead who parades around shirtless for the first half of the movie...
Two leather queens in a car, one of whom Jason kills by shoving a FLARE IN HIS MOUTH, barrel first...
A butch wood-chopping queen who wears a leather arm cuff around his bicep...Gayest. Horror Movie. Ever.

Dagon

How about "Sleepaway Camp"...I can't really make a case for its being the first gay horror movie without completely spoiling it, but trust me, or rent it and judge for yourself...

Sid Beaverhousen

I was telling everyone how gay that Freddie was and no one saw it! I always got that "You think everything has gay undertones" (which of course everything does). Thank the gods I'm not then one only one saw it!

joey

No movie in history has ALL GAY CHARACTERS. Most movies have a pathetic gay character like you mentioned in "Nightmare". Please stop nadmouthing "HellBent" which is correct in saying it is the first Gay Slasher film...what a bunch of haters

Genevieve

Ok, that was one of the best posts ever. Not just on here, but on the internet :)

I gotta save this one some how.

p.s. at least the guys have better gay movies then us lesbians :(

DISCO

Sir, thank you for writing my favorite blog ever. You win. My heart. I am a New Jersey cockstress with her hair jacked up to Jesus. You are Bonjovi. Sign my titties right now!

Rob

Great analysis! But how can you leave out beautiful almost-nude Robert Rusler getting penetrated (by a blade)??

deusdiabolus

For that matter, what about the first appearance of Harry Crosby's character, Bill, in FRIDAY THE 13TH? No shirt, hairy sweat-sheened chest, tight jeans, and scruffy mustache. Total Joe Gage material.

Friday Kreiger

Holy shit. I have seen that movie a few times and never found it to be ghey. But that evidence is overwhelming. Oh well, back to the closet.

mealone

I have seen this movie at least twice. Never saw it in this way!

GREAT spin on things!

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