Horror Queers The Loved Ones


P Plates, anyone?

As August ends, so too does Femme Fatale Month. It’s been one Hell of a ride! Joe and I explored the themes of Takashi Miike’s controversial Audition, the dynamics between teenage sociopaths Sadie and McKayla in Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls and just last week we looked at the lesbian relationship at the heart of the Brazilian film Good Manners.

This week, we’re flying to the Outback to praise the Lola (Robin McLeavy) in Sean Byrne‘s explosive feature debut The Loved Ones (review)! In the film, Brent (Xavier Samuel) is reeling after the death of his father one year earlier. When Lola asks him to the school dance he politely refuses, but it turns out that Lola has other plans. With the help of her Daddy (John Brumpton), she kidnaps Brent and subjects him to various forms of torture (see header image) to ensure that he will be her King forever. It’s……nuts.

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Episode 36 – The Loved Ones (2009)

The boys are having their first foursome as they discuss Sean Byrne’s drill-happy 2009 film The Loved Ones with the hosts of the Dirty Little Horror Podcast! Self-proclaimed Britney Spears enthusiast Charles Rockhill and resident Australian Christopher Downs crash Joe and Trace’s party to weigh in on the film’s queer icon (and completely cuckoo bananas psychopath) Lola (Robin McLeavy).

Join the boys as they travel Down Under so that Chris can explain the Australian concepts that are so foreign to the North Americans (P Plates, anyone?), Trace gets a lesson in consent and Joe defines cultural cringe and discusses the film’s kitchen sink approach to storytelling. 

This Week’s Game: Would our favorite pop stars survive The Loved Ones?


Cross out The Loved Ones!

Coming up Wednesday: We’re road-tripping it to Derry, Maine to check in with the Losers’ Club as we discuss It: Chapter One!

– Joe & Trace

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