The Babadook Partied Really Hard This Weekend

If you haven’t heard, the Babadook is gay, and they showed up for Pride.

As it’s been widely reported, the 2014 movie about a monster haunting an Australian suburb has finally come out and been welcomed as a queer icon everywhere. The transformation took place largely as a meme on Tumblr, as it does for many of us:

Never one to disappoint, the Babadook made a strong showing at Pride events this weekend that range from the terrifying to the hilarious:


Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan is keeping a running tally at LA Pride:


Including what may be the most perfect angle from which to appreciate the Babadook’s unique powers:


The wild explosion of queer Babadooks may be boosted by online exposure, but for once the Internet is Good.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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