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“Babashook” Music Video Gives ‘The Babadook’ a Drag Makeover

You truly can’t get rid of The Babadook.

We’ve written some real interesting articles about The Babadook in recent weeks – articles we can’t say we ever expected to write. First, Jennifer Kent’s 2014 film became a viral meme on the internet when it was mistakenly placed in Netflix’s LGBT section. And then, just last week, someone attempted to crowd-fund, well… a Babadook sex toy.

Today, New Jersey drag queen Pissi Myles has dropped the hauntingly funny music video Babashook, her newest dance track inspired by the queer community’s latest creep queen. Yes, Myles has turned the Aussie horror flick into a queer dance anthem, taking this bizarre meme to a whole new level of fabulous.

Myles explains…

I think queer people have always identified with the isolation and power of the monster or villain in a horror movie, especially when they’re as fabulous as Babadook. As a gay person, there have always been people who made me feel like my actions were wrong or evil, when I knew that I was just pursuing my goals and desires. While many movie villains actually do have bad intentions, I’ve always had an understanding for the villain and their plight for understanding.

My husband and I both love scary movies, so when Babadook ‘came out’ we wanted to bring this new side of the character to life.

Get down with Babashook below!

Babashook was co-written by Myles and humorist Topher Cusumano, with an original track by producer B. Ames. The video was directed by Joe la Scola with drag photographer David Ayllon serving as creative director.



COMMENTS

7 Comments
  • What the heck did I just watch?

  • MaryMaria

    I love this so much.

  • A) This is amazing.
    B) I love that she modeled her name after Missi Pyle, one of the greatest character actresses of this generation.

  • Mark Cuckerburg

    I would say I need therapy after watching this, but nowadays I can just “identify” as someone who didn’t!

  • Buk Lau

    Fierce Babalewk.

  • Alanmac

    Made it through 4 seconds.

  • Azwethinkweiz

    I cant unwatch that……I mean….be yourself and all but that just wasn’t a good song. It’s also depressing that such a great flick has become nothing more then a meme.

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