They/ Them, is hitting the small screen this summer. As the first of its kind, the slasher film follows a group of LGBTQ+ campers who arrive at a conversion camp for the summer to abolish their queerness.Beyond the obvious horrors of psychological abuse that campers must endure, they also must survive a mysterious masked killer lurking around Whistler Camp.Starring Kevin Bacon, Theo Germaine, Carrie Preston, and Anna Chlumsky, and directed by Academy Award nominee John Logan, the nail-biting film offers an unexpected, yet refreshing take on a classic horror story we’ve seen time after time.

Co-executive producer Scott Turner Schofield recently spoke with The Advocate to discuss the groundbreaking film.Q: Why was it important to you to represent every person’s identity authentically with casting?A: Trans actors made authentic casting an issue that came to a head in 2018, but Billy Eichner has called this out for gay men as late as this summer.

This is not an argument, it is a fact: If you are an out LGBTQ+ person, it is still harder to get work in Hollywood — in roles that reflect your own identity, or any role at all.