SCREAM, QUEEN!

MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Running Time: 106 min

Roman Chimienti
Tyler Jensen

Directors

USA
Country

English
Language

Scream, Queen!
Film Website


In 1985, Freddy Krueger returned to the big screen. So why was he terrorizing a young gay man who shook his booty and shrieked in falsetto? A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 confounded audiences then, and in 2019, actor Mark Patton still wonders … because it ruined his career! Controversy over the film’s gay subtext (and that scene in a leather bar!) coincided with the first crest of AIDS hysteria, and Mark fled Hollywood. Now, he’s coming back.

In this alternately hilarious and moving doc, he tours horror conventions and midnight screenings. Along the way, he recalls how his brief, meteoric rise crossed paths with Madonna, Cher, and George Clooney! It all climaxes with Mark’s contentious showdown with the filmmakers that he still blames for dimming his rising star. With commentary from drag luminary Peaches Christ and actor Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, SCREAM, QUEEN! takes us on a wild, one-of-a-kind gay odyssey from Hollywood to healing.
— Frank Danay
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