This year, the totally unexpected yet amazing star of this year’s Pride Month was none other than newly-minted LGBTQ icon The Babadook. The horror movie monster popped up all over the place this month, from all the Babadooks at Pride weekend festivals to a slew of bewitching “gay Babadook memes.”
Though LGBTQ Pride Month is coming to an end, The Babadook is getting one last moment in the sun, thanks to a hilarious new music video.
Drag queen Pissi Myles’ “Babashook” music video gives the Babadook a drag makeover, and you will love the newfound horror icon’s new look…even if you’re too afraid to watch the actual psychological horror flick (we’re not judging!).
The upbeat dance track by New Jersey-based drag queen Pissi Myles is the perfect homage to the beloved horror villain, and we are so here for it. With a glam goth look (including the fiercest black leather thigh high boots ever) and a new party anthem, you’ll be nothing but babashook…trust us.
Of the inspiration behind the song, Myles explained in a statement: “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 The Babadook ‘came out’ we wanted to bring this new side of the character to life.”
We’re absolutely loving this new babalewk!