So, the Babadook is gay! Maybe.
Late last year, a Tumblr thread floated the theory that the 2014 Australian horror film, specifically its eponymous monster, was a trove of queer subtext. When Netflix added The Babadook to its "LGBT Movies" list, the internet latched onto the endearing misdirection, giving birth to the latest meme sensation: Gay Babadook. This new queer icon has quickly been mobilizing communities during Pride month, resulting in the film's return to theatres across North America for an exclusive Pride Week run. Join us at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 5 for a Gay Babadook celebration!