Chaos and Carnage conclude Pride Month by discussing “Thelma” along with other great films, plus sharing their personal Pride journey.
Sometimes the most terrifying discovery is this podcast.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
We’ve had a hell of a good time celebrating Pride this month on the podcast and consider this our strongest Pride Month celebration to date on the show. If you missed our first pick, Serial Mom, we strongly encourage you to check out both the episode and the film.
Just as a reminder that during June we celebrate our membership in the Alphabet Mafia by selecting movies that either have a fellow LGBTQ+ writer, director, actor, or theme. And Thelma brings it in with a lesbian theme which we are all about.
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction, and more!
”Girl falls in love with other girl and things go awry.” – Carnage’s Five Second Summary.
Ever have that kind of attraction to someone where your whole body just shakes? I mean, more than just little tremors, but full-on seizures? Such an attraction that birds just lose their minds and fly straight into windows?
Yeah, us too. And apparently young, repressed, ultra-Christian Thelma as well.
She feels the attraction to Anja so hard she literally yeets her into nothingness. Ah, to be able to kill with your mind. We can only dream.
Before listening to this episode, make sure to check out Thelma so you aren’t spoiled like Thelma’s baby brother. Then tune in to find out what we think of this Swedish queer horror.
Thelma is streaming for free on Hulu.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
This month, we also discussed two other great Pride picks that we encourage you to explore with us.
Cat People (1942)
Cat People is a 1942 American horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur about Irena Dubrovna, a newly married Serbian fashion illustrator obsessed with the idea that she is descended from an ancient tribe of Cat People who metamorphose into panthers when aroused. When her husband begins to show interest in one of his coworkers, Irena begins to stalk her. Widely considered an essential horror classic, it’s also a famously queer-coded narrative about a woman who resists but ultimately gives in to her primal desires. In the film, Irena (Simone Simon) struggles against a part of her identity she fears will render her an outcast.
Crooked House (2008)
Crooked House is a British supernatural drama TV series that originally aired on BBC Four in December 2008. The three linked episodes form an anthology story, influenced by the writings of M. R. James and Amicus horror movies, and a Māori death mask belonging to Gatiss. They concern the ghostly secrets of fictional Geap Manor, a recently demolished Tudor mansion. This is not to be confused with Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel of the same name, which was adapted into a film in 2017 starring Glenn Close. It was written and co-produced by gay actor and writer Mark Gatiss.
We also wrap this year’s Pride Month celebration by sharing our own personal Pride journey during this episode. Why? Because we love you! You’re a part of our podcasting family, and family is all about sharing. We hope you enjoy.