SCREAM QUEEN

Does Musical Theater Make Teenagers Gay?

The long-standing stereotype that obsessing over musical theater is an early prerequisite for obtaining one’s gay card gets a send-up in the new musical horror film Stage Fright. Written and directed by Jerome Sable, the film features vivid supporting turns by Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver (vets of other horror-musicals, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Phantom of the Opera, respectively) and focuses on Camilla, a starry-eyed teen who just wants to follow in her mother’s Broadway diva footsteps. Unfortunately, she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp that’s plagued by a masked murderer.

Stage Fright can be viewed now on iTunes / On Demand and will be released in select theaters May 9. Watch a clip from one of the musical numbers and the film’s trailer below.