Theo Germaine, Austin Crute, Scott Turner Schofield

cummingsoon spoke they them Theo Germain and Austin Kraut, as well as producer Scott Turner Schofield, spoke about Peacock’s upcoming slasher set at a conversion camp. The film will premiere tomorrow, August 5 on the streamer.

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The synopsis states, “Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set in the LGBTQIA+ conversion camp.” “Many queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming aimed at ‘helping them find a new sense of independence’.” As camp methods become more psychologically unstable, campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.”


Tyler Trees: Theo, you’re just amazing in this movie and I’m sure it was a pinch moment in itself when you were in a horror movie with Kevin Bacon. I’m sure the coolness factor hasn’t let up, but what was your biggest advantage working with such a legend?

theo german: Oh God. My biggest takeaway, hmm… I really like the way Kevin keeps himself. When he is on set, he takes his time with everything. He really has a presence, and a gravity like, I don’t know, whenever I’m in a room with a more senior actor, I’m always like, It’s a masterclass. And I really felt like seeing him… I mean, he’s been working on it for so long because he’s really talented. I was really like, I’m learning a lot from this guy in the way he carries himself, the way he deals with his character trajectory throughout the movie. And yet, the fan person moment was like, I can’t believe I’m in the same room with this person. I can’t believe I beat the game. It was really good. Honestly it was fun working with him.

Austin, you have lots of fun scenes and a great montage of all the camp participants tug of war and different games. What was the highlight of doing those little camping activities for you?

Austin Crut: very nice. I would say the obstacle course was a big attraction. The shotgun moment was a big highlight. yeah, there were just moments that were [memorable], Earlier, Theo was talking about working together with real experiences we’ve had as LGBTQ people, but then mixing it with narrative, and kind of trigger-ish, together as an artist. in, and have to re-live things and bring things up. It can be challenging as an actor, but it’s a lot of fun because you get to actually be in this place that’s hidden from a lot of people. So many people just have these thoughts coming to their mind and like, “Can I say this? may i say so? Who can I tell about this? Who can I tell about this?” And we’re all on the same page throughout production, with the whole cast. It’s just so cohesive and wonderful.

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Scott, I thought the beginning of the movie was so interesting because obviously, the idea of ​​the gay conversion camp being progressive is just a paradox and ridiculous, but Kevin’s character is almost accepting and almost likable at the very beginning. . Can you talk about how much of that kind of work did and set the tone, so you can change that later?

Scott Turner Scofield: Okay, so there are two things. First, it’s grounded in reality, conversion therapy has moved away from that kind of intense, you know, let it out of you, and more like, “Oh no, we’re cool too.” It’s called the Freedom March movement, and you can see it, it’s like a virus, it just changes so that it hurts more people. And then, I was very clear, and [director] john [Logan] We didn’t want to lock up a whole bunch of people. We didn’t want to make it, even though conversion therapy is often found in faith-based communities, we didn’t want to go for it because it’s everywhere. People do it all the time all the time. Progressive looking people too. So we really wanted to base it, it’s really like that in the world and doesn’t lag behind any particular group, because unfortunately, you know, a lot of people do it.

german: Jordan kind of character, as an example, there’s a person I’ve decided is kind of religious, you know?

Scofield: Yes, come from a religious family.

german: Yes. What I was really interested in was one thing about them being, “I believe, and I’m also a non-binary person, and those two things exist at the same time,” you know?

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