From 'They/Them' to 'House of the Dragon,' August's must-see queer films and TV
Camp takes on a new meaning this month with the premiere of “They/Them,” a slasher set at a remote conversion therapy camp, starring Kevin Bacon and Theo Germai
Camp takes on a new meaning this month with the premiere of “They/Them,” a slasher set at a remote conversion therapy camp, starring Kevin Bacon and Theo Germaine. While the film — pronounced “they-slash-them” — takes the cake when it comes to clever naming, it’s not the only slasher debuting in early August, with the Gen Z-minded “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” soon hitting theaters.
For viewers who want to avoid knife-wielding killers, there are a few familiar names coming to streaming this month, including a series adaptation of “A League of Their Own” and a highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon.” For those in need of an inspiring watch, there’s also a new documentary that follows the skateboarder Leo Baker and his decision to risk it all in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics.
'Industry'After an extended off-air break, the offices of Pierpoint & Co. are back open for season two of “Industry,” HBO’s critically acclaimed series about a fictional London investment bank and its work hard, partier harder employees. Having moved up the ranks from post-graduates to full-fledged junior bankers, the heat is on for the bed-hopping 20-somethings Harper (Myha’la Herrold), Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Robert (Harry Lawtey). (Gus, the lovelorn Old Etonian played by David Jonsson, is also still around but very much burned out after season one.) The women, in particular, have a lot to prove this time around, with Harper juggling her toxic mentor and a new high-profile client and Yasmin navigating a new relationship with a female client and clashing with colleagues.
“Industry” season two premiered on HBO Max on Aug. 1.
After the massive success of its first season, “Reservation Dogs” and its stars — Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor — are back for a second installment of the groundbreaking series about four Indigenous teenagers in Oklahoma. Season two picks up after the group’s plan to move to California, following their friend’s death, is derailed. While Elora (Jacobs) hits the road with their mutual savings, Bear (Woon-A-Tai), Cheese (Factor) and Willie Jack (Alexis) try to find new dreams closer to home. In addition to acting and executive producing, Jacobs, who is from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, joins the all-Indigenous writers room this season.