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:

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

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

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

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

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Aimée Lutkin

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