Even The Babadook Has A Boyfriend And You Don't, Loser

Move over Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daly, The Babadook and It's Pennywise are the new LGBT power couple.


Perhaps you are surprised to hear the above news, or perhaps after accepting recent fan determination that The Babadook is gay, you are actually just stoked that he’s managed to find himself a nice bloke.

Either way, the internet – well, mainly Twitter – has laid out a persuasive argument for why Pennywise (played in the recent It remake by Bill Skargaard) and The Badadook are clearly the LGBT+ power couple the world needs right now.

The reasoning behind assigning LGBT identity to The Babadook is actually quite clever.

It has been suggested that The Babadook represents the stress of coming out, or how sexual orientation is unchangeable (or, more frighteningly, inescapable) – all of which also applies to Pennywise.

And since Pennywise is supposed to be embodiment of fear, it stands to reason that he would be seen as a sort of dark icon for struggles over issues related to sexuality.

Released in 2014, The Babadook is a psychological horror which follows a troubled widow who gets the bejesus scared out of her when she discovers that a monster has entered her home through the pages of her son’s book.

The film was a critical and commercial success, recouping its megre budget, debuting to a score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and introducing a scary new LGBT+ icon to the world.

It tells the story of seven outcasts in a small town who are forced to battle an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children.

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