You Be The Boy: Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1994) / Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)

In which Teen Jude gets unlucky at the Blockbuster.

I saw Boys Don’t Cry and Heavenly Creatures in the same afternoon in early 2000, and I’m pretty confident that one trip to Blockbuster ruined my life. 

Boys Don’t Cry and Heavenly Creatures both have a viable claim to the title of “queer horror.” In the case of Boys Don’t Cry, the genre is, specifically, torture porn. The movie concerns the true life and…

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