Whale imbued his movies, often about the ultimate outsiders, with a gay sensibility: While straight audiences might also tremble at this bloody romp through Los Angeles's gayborhood, details like its setting in the real-life West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval and depictions of cruising culture will send extra shivers down the spines of queer viewers familiar with its milieu. A handful of high school students have been entertaining Historically, queer culture has revolved around the celebration of the strange and unusual, which mainstream society often overlooks. Anthony Perkins, who portrayed Bates, was gay or bi, and his casting added an additional layer of delicious subversion to one of Alfred Hitchcock's most celebrated films.
Arriving at a secluded institute, they are welcomed by
Brian Juergens. Writer-filmmaker Brian Juergens launched CampBlood. Is there anything more deliciously awful than that? And with the surge in queer visibility following the Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ characters were more explicitly present than ever onscreen:
Blood and Roses This version of the ever-adaptable Carmilla was a catalyst for the lesbian-vampire wave to come.