They/Them (pronounced as They slash them) is Peacock’s attempt to empower the LGBTQIA+ by brutally murdering them on screen. Director and Writer John Logan wrote two Daniel Craig James Bond films and decided to make a horror/slasher that represents the sexuality and gender spectrum. I like that he wants to make the community feel represented. I am just not sure if this is a good genre for that. Think of Friday the 13th and “I Am a Cheerleader” combined.
They/Them also tackles the controversial issues of Gay conversion camps. These establishments never work because you can never pray the gay away. Many teenagers who were taken to these locations get PTSD because they are prisons. Parents should love and accept their children for who they are.
Jordan(Theo Germaine) is sent to a gay conversion camp because their parents can’t accept their identity as non-binary. When the counselor asked everyone to separate between boys and girls, Theo is unable to choose because they don’t identify as one of both.
They will encounter other LGBTQIA+ teenagers who were put there for the same reason. The parents of these kids wanted them to become Cisgender heterosexuals. The place is under the operation of Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon), A conservative right wing Christian who believes sexuality is something that can be changed but it can’t be. (I can’t believe these places are still legal)
The kids are not really into turning straight. In fact, they see this as an opportunity to explore their sexuality. Just like the boot camps of most slasher films, there is going to be lots of love making.
What the campers didn’t know is that there is a killer on the loose. Who is the killer?
They/Them is coming to Peacock this coming August 5.