As a gay man, one of my first forays into discovering Queer cinema was through the films of #GreggAraki
. I remember going to Indie bookshops and buying #TotallyFuckedUp
. That then led me to #Nowhere
. I also had to find mum and pop video stores to find #TheLivingEnd
. One of my all time favourite movies is #MysteriousSkin
. #Splendor #SmileyFace
are also fun.
So the reason I bring up his body of work is because the one film of his that was a bit of a misfire for me is #Kaboom
. A sci-fi horror comedy about aliens and the end of the world. When I first saw the trailer for #NowApocalypse
, it immediately made me think of Kaboom! It doesn’t say it’s a remake, but Now Apocalypse is literally Kaboom! stretched out over a 10 episode arc. I don’t care what anyone says, it’s an extended version of that.
While I didn’t like Kaboom! I actually really enjoyed Now Apocalypse. The characters are fleshed out, the story while still being similar about aliens, they’ve sort of dropped the end of the world thing and made it about this young bi guy who is seeing aliens anally raping homeless people. I think they had plans to have this series run more than one season before it was cancelled.
Visually, the series is candy coloured and the alien creature fx are solid. The series as expected is highly sexualised, the sex is pretty graphic. I also think #AvanJogia while being the chilled stoner the real standouts in the cast are #BeauMirchoff who is given the most to work with. He plays the dumb hot guy, but his performance is fantastic. I felt so bad for him. All in all, I would’ve been happy to see Now Apocalypse get a second season. Sadly, not.
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