Kevin Bacon (Friday the 13th) returns to camp in They/Them, a slasher film set at an LGBTQ+ conversion camp—and the official trailer makes it clear that this is far from a safe space.
In the film: “Several queer and trans campers join Owen Whistler (Bacon) 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.”
John Logan (Penny Dreadful) wrote, directed, and executive produced They/Them, which debuts on Peacock in the U.S. on August 5th. Check out the trailer below, and read on for a full breakdown of the cast!
- Kevin Bacon (he/him) plays Owen Whistler, the conversion camp director who runs Whistler Camp alongside several counsellors including his wife, Cora.
- Anna Chlumsky (she/her) plays Molly, the camp’s medic and newest employee.
- Carrie Preston (she/her) plays Cora Whistler, a licensed therapist in charge of the campers’ therapy sessions, and the wife of camp director Owen Whistler.
- Theo Germaine (they/them) plays Jordan, a transgender and non-binary camper from a religious background who has made a deal with their parents to legally emancipate if attending Whistler doesn’t “work.”
- Quei Tann (she/her) plays Alexandra, a transgender woman whose parents have threatened to kick her out of the house if she didn’t attend the camp.
- Austin Crute (he/him) plays Toby, a gay camper who negotiated with his parents for a trip to New York in exchange for a week at Whistler Camp.
- Monique Kim (she/her) plays Veronica, a bisexual camper who wants to stop fighting who she really is.
- Anna Lore (she/her) plays Kim, a closeted lesbian camper who puts on a perfectly crafted front for her family and friends, assuming that when she fits in, she’ll finally be loved.
- Cooper Koch (he/him) plays Stu, a jock with aspirations of a swim scholarship and joining his father’s fraternity – things he doesn’t feel he can achieve if he’s open about being gay.
- Darwin del Fabro (he/him) plays Gabriel, a sensitive gay camper tired of the persistent name-calling and bullying he’s endured his entire life.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)