This is an interesting segment from the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Saga discussing the latent gayness of Nightmare on Elm Street 2. I haven’t seen the film, but it sounds pretty fabulous, at least three sassy finger snaps worth. The best part is that writer David Chaskin admits that the gayness was fully intentional, yet almost no one else in the cast realized it, despite the lead actor being himself openly gay and describing his role as of “a male scream queen.1”
“I think it was like a subliminal thing in [director] Jack [Sholder]’s mind, but everything he did amplified it.
“There was a board game named ‘Probe’ in it. He has a sign on the door that says ‘NO CHICKS ALLOWED…'”
“The production designer on the film was gay.”
“…and I think it became an inside joke that they thought nobody would pick up on.”
“The coach’s balls being part of the attack…. I’m trying to think whether there was something Freudian about that…”
Well, as Freud once said, sometimes your coach’s balls are just your coach’s balls. Holy jeez, I wanted to lick ’em! Anyway, does it make me gay that I actually want to Netflix this now? And please, don’t let these pigtails and lollipop factor into your answer, it’s just warm out is all.
[Thanks to FourFour for bringing this to our attention]
1. See also: chodin‘s sash at this year’s West Hollywood May Day celebration.