Most mainstream horror rarely have queer women be the lead, but the Netflix trilogy takes a rebellious stance with a romance that covers centuries. Director Leigh Janiak’s “Fear Street” trilogy is based on the author R.L. Stine’s horror series and not just has queer people as the leads, but also an adorable lesbian romance that pushes the entire narrative. The director says it was intentional and it was an “opportunity to tell a story that hasn’t been told within that genre very often, if at all,” she said.
Stine’s stories were mostly “very straight and very white,” but Leigh Janiak’s version includes successors set in 1978 and 1666. The present has a gay Black teenager, Deena as one of the leads, who has the regular teenager troubles of homophobic parents. But she fights for the relationship ….continue reading
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