Published: Aug. 13, 2019

According to Assistant Professor of English Andrew Scahill, who specializes in film studies, you’d be hard-pressed to think of one example of a male survivor in a horror film who isn’t hyper-masculine. He says, “It goes hand-in-hand with it being okay for a girl to be a tomboy, because of course she’d want to be more like a boy. But there’s really no equivalent for men, where it’s okay to be a Nancyboy for a while and explore your femininity. Because we can’t accept in our culture that a boy will be at any point unphallusized.” 

The high price of being the first male scream queen
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