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The Camp, the Kink, and the Queerness in ‘Batman Returns’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Horror Queers Batman Returns

Homosexual Sewer Gremlin.

After closing out November with some Satanists in The Seventh Sufferer, we kicked off December with the queer-coded antichrist in Worry No Evil earlier than stepping into the rape-revenge weeds with David Fincher’s The Woman With the Dragon Tattoo. Now it’s time to actually get into the vacation spirit with what could also be one of many kinkiest (and queerest) superhero movies of all time: Tim Burton‘s Batman Returns!

Within the movie, the monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito) joins up with depraved shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael Keaton) as soon as and for all. However when Shreck’s timid assistant, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), finds out, and Shreck tries to kill her, she is remodeled into Catwoman. She groups up with the Penguin and Shreck to destroy Batman, however sparks fly unexpectedly when she confronts the caped crusader.

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Episode 156 – Batman Returns (1992)

Blissful Holidays, Bats! We’re heading again to Gotham Metropolis to debate Batman Kills…wait…no…Batman Cameos…wait…nonetheless not proper…Batman Returns! Becoming a member of us for the dialog is Alex Corridor, a movie author who makes a speciality of queer & lesbian horror cinema!

Be a part of us as we laud the queer-coding of Catwoman and the Penguin earlier than attempting to determine simply how this darkish, campy and attractive “household” film acquired made (Tim Burton’s knowledgeable negotiation abilities and bringing on the Heathers screenwriter most likely has one thing to do with it).

Plus, erogenous zones blown sky excessive, resurrection by way of pussy, a nose-biting castration, Poodle Woman appreciation, a lesson in vichyssoise, and simply how epic and superb is Danny Elfman’s rating? Mee-OW.

Cross out Batman Returns!

Developing on Wednesday: We’re opting out of our normal protection to rejoice the twenty fifth anniversary of Scream with an episode on the 25 causes we like it a lot!

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