As soon as you say They/Them out loud for the first time, you’ll realize that it’s a wickedly clever play on words. Unfortunately, that’s the last time the horror film displays any behind-the-scenes wit or gumption.
They/Them takes place almost entirely at Whistler Camp, a gay conversion program comprising of creaky and foreboding lakefront cabins straight out of Friday the 13th. The leader of the organization is Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon), a soft-spoken sap straight out of your childhood Sunday youth group who immediately spouts several too-good-to-be-true remarks like “Gay people are A-OK with me.” Shockingly, by night two, it comes to light that Owen was fibbing about his values just a tad in his welcome speech. He quickly becomes irate when he learns that Alexandra (Quei Tann), is trans, and later callously subjects half the campers to a treacherous camping expedition.
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