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It Chapter Two’s Queer Subplot Is Too Subtextual To Be Scary Good

It Chapter Two’s Queer Subplot Is Too Subtextual To Be Scary Good

It Chapter Two opens with a horrific, homophobic hate crime that Stephen King plucked from the headlines and incorporated into his 1986 novel. After a group of very human bigots attack Adrian Mellon and his boyfriend, they unceremoniously dump Adrian over the side of the bridge, and just as he…

It Chapter Two Wants To Make You Laugh In The Face Of Death

It Chapter Two Wants To Make You Laugh In The Face Of Death

Taken at face value, It Chapter Two is a strange title for a film because it reads like a declaration. “Hey, look. It chapter two.” You understand that the movie’s a sequel to Andy Muschietti’s It, but the title’s grammatical oddness jumps out when you read it, and it makes…