Things We Saw Today: The Babadook Is an Important LGBTQIA Icon Now
The scary and yet jaunty shadow monster in a top hat has been adopted by the meme-loving Internet, and is now the unofficial mascot of Pride Month. Some days I adore being online.
The Babadook, whose origins are found in a 2014 indie horror movie of the same name, became a meme associated with the LGBTQIA community following a popular post on Tumblr, which snowballed into insistence that the Babadook is gay. It is now a well-established Internet fact.
8. the babadook is my favorite lgbt movie pic.twitter.com/dxCtyf9Kib
— ana (@bakehadley) May 31, 2017
Babadook slander will NOT be tolerated in this house. Cinematic masterpiece AND gay icon. Not the ally we wanted but the ally we deserved. pic.twitter.com/iRHyzDT067
— ケビンちゃん (@kehhbean) June 7, 2017
- Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert had a commitment ceremony with her girlfriend Rayya Elias. (via Page Six)
- Two members of Danny Ocean’s original gang from Ocean’s 11 will appear in Ocean’s Eight, which stars a rad lineup of ladies. (Slashfilm)
- “The Story Behind the Woman Who Made WWI Masks Just Like Doctor Poison Wears” (via Jezebel)
- We are all Senator Kamala Harris being interrupted by a rude man. (via Twitter)
- BitchMedia has 17 books you should be checking out in June, which is Babadook Month. (via BitchMedia)
That’s all I’ve got, campers! What about you?
— NATHAИ☠️ (@NathanJDilla) June 7, 2017
(image: IFC Films)
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