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Freddy Kruegar was basically homosexuality manifested as a creature

I searched it up on wikipedia. That's pretty interesting. What do you think of this? Discuss.

"Film commentators often remark on the film's perceived homoerotic theme. The argument is that a subtext exists about Jesse's alleged repressed homosexuality (never clarified in the movie), with the major examples pointed to being the encounter he has with his gym teacher in a homosexual S&M leather bar, and his fleeing to a male friend's house after an aborted attempt of making out at his girlfriend's pool party.[3][4] In a February 2010 interview with Attitude magazine, Robert Englund commented on this when asked whether he was aware about the camp, gay appeal of the series. He replied: "... the second Nightmare on Elm Street is obviously intended as a bisexual themed film. It was early '80s, pre-AIDS paranoia. Jesse's wrestling with whether to come out or not and his own sexual desires was manifested by Freddy. His friend is the object of his affection. That's all there in that film. We did it subtly but the casting of Mark Patton was intentional too, because Mark was out and had done Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean."[5] In an article written by Brent Hartinger for After Elton, it is stated that a "frequent debate in gay pop culture circles is this: Just how 'gay' was 1985's A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (the first Elm Street sequel)? The imagery in the movie makes it seem unmistakably gay — but the filmmakers have all along denied that that was their intention." During his interview segment for the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, screenwriter David Chaskin admitted that the homosexual themes were intentionally written into the script. The rest of the cast and crew stated that they were unaware of any such themes at the time they made the film, but that a series of creative decisions on the part of director Jack Sholder unintentionally brought Chaskin's themes to the forefront. In his interview, Sholder stated, "I simply didn't have the self-awareness to realize that any of this might be interpreted as gay", while "now-out actor" Mark Patton stated, "I don't think that [the character] Jesse was originally written as a gay character. I think it's something that happened along the line by serendipity."[6]"

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2013

Jessie's hot friend

by Anonymousreply 103/26/2013

NOES2 is the greatest, gayest horror movie ever!

by Anonymousreply 203/26/2013

Fright Night is better.

by Anonymousreply 303/26/2013

The imagery in NOES2 isn't subtle. But OP? Wikipedia is not a source.

by Anonymousreply 403/26/2013

[quote]Wikipedia is not a source.

How about all the sources the quoted paragraph cites?

2. "A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge". The Numbers. Nash Information Services. Retrieved August 1, 2011.

4. X-Entertainment: Movie Review: Nightmare On Elm Street Part II –Freddy's Revenge!

5. Matthew Todd (February 2, 2010). "Hollywood Monster". Attitude magazine. Retrieved April 19, 2011.

6. Hartinger, Brent (May 18, 2010). "New Documentary, "Never Sleep Again," Answers Age-Old Question: Was "Nightmare on Elm Street 2" Gay?". After Elton. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010.

Enough for you?

by Anonymousreply 503/26/2013

R1's pic is of Robert Rusler.

by Anonymousreply 603/26/2013

I think it's fascinating that you somehow think this matters.

by Anonymousreply 703/26/2013

I really don't get the whole "homoerotic imagery" thing ...

by Anonymousreply 803/26/2013

I love how often COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN is being referenced on DL these days.

by Anonymousreply 903/26/2013

OP is burdened with glorious purpose.

by Anonymousreply 1003/26/2013

Rob Rusler and Michael Schoeffling from "Sixteen Candles" were the hottest guys of the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2013
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