PODCAST: GETTING INTO FEMALE TROUBLE
The Summer of Camp rolls on as Professor Andy Scahill returns to Horror Queers to discuss their very first John Waters film, Female Trouble (1974). This is a great introduction to Waters, the Dreamlanders and Divine in a film that defines bad taste and trash. Come for the discussion on why Christmas is hard on queers, our love of Mink Stole and how the film evokes Waters’ counter culture approach to indie filmmaking. Are you offended? Good! Episode 186 – Female Trouble (1
DR. SCAHILL FEATURE ON SCREAM, QUEEN! DVD
This summer saw the release of the special edition DVD of Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, in which the filmmakers visited Prof. Scahilll's class in 2015 and interviewed him for a segment in the documentary. The film took the Dorian Prize for Best Documentary and was nominated for the GLAAD Award in the same category. It still stands at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator. The new DVD conatins a special featurette on Dr. Scahill's work in the horror genre
SCAHILL SELECTS QUEER DOCUMENTARY 'FLEE'
Prof. Scahill was asked by the University of Colorado Denver to recommend a contemporary queer film that deserves more attention. His choice was Flee (2021), the Oscar-nominated documentary by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, now available on Hulu. Flee tells the story of Amin, a queer refugee from Afghanistan, who has never shared his tale of trauma and survival—even keeping it from his partner of many years. The film employs rotoscoping animation (frame-by-frame tracing over live