In this new horror slasher set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp, several queer campers led by iron-willed Jordan (Theo Germain) and Alexandra (Quei Tann), meets Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon) for a week of programming intended for them to “help find a new sense of freedom.” As the camp’s method becomes increasingly psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. But when an unidentified killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.
They/Them represents a game-changer for the genre. Where queer characters and themes were once coded, assumed, or outright villainized, here is a story where our community are the heroes and avengers, combating both the horrors wrought by so-called conversion therapy, and the lurking, creepy dangers that make this genre such a thrill. There could not be a more perfectly timed, empowering rebuke to the idea that we can be wished, willed, or legislated out of existence.