🎥 #filmreview by @kanikaloomba 🎬 The Babadook "In 2017, the #LGBTQ community found a rather unique mascot 'THE BABADOOK'
The black hatted, pop up book monster from Jennifer Kent’s allegorical #horrorfilm 'The Babadook'.
It started as an apparent error on #Netflix. But, thanks to a 'Babadiscourse' on Tumblr, people started to reinterpret his every feature as a sign of #queer resistance.
It all began as a joke but in the greater context of #TheBabadook himself, this somewhere actually makes sense.
In the past history of iconic #gay mascots and icons the community has adopted plenty of people who weren't openly gay or gay at all.
Babadook just imbues a certain relatability factor.
The Babadook exists in a half-acknowledged state by the other people in his house. The struggle for self-assertion amid a straight household is very similar to the version of the queer coming out narrative. The family is afraid of what he is, but finds a way to accept him over time. For many LGBTQ people, that's what it feels like to be in your own families sometimes.
I feel that for people who lived with a lot of their love and their passion in the closet, or who have felt demonized in the broader culture, it's very easy to find points of identification with The Babadook.
The Babadook is a symbol of one's journey that makes it unique and empathetic.
Well all in all 'The Babadook' definitely 'Babashook' the people in all the right ways."