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Carter Smith is a queer horror icon, even if all his films aren’t highlighting explicitly queer relationships. A master of depicting complex male…friendships?, he continues that trend in his new film, THE PASSENGER. And perhaps that instinct got its start watching Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Much has been said — and not all of it in alignment — about the gay subtext of Freddy’s Revenge, and central to that is the performance of Mark Patton as Jesse Walsh, a young man fighting a demon he doesn’t understand and can’t shake (decades later, Smith would cast Patton in his film  SWALLOWED). Then there’s his hunky compatriot, Grady.  All this and more on today’s FEELING SEEN.

*THE PASSENGER is out tomorrow On Demand.

Also mentioned in this ep: Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street


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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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