This psychological slasher and queer cult classic from 1982 tells the story of orphaned teen Billy (Jimmy McNichol) who becomes caught up in the twisted mind of his increasingly unhinged Aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell, really going for it). It's driven by a surprisingly upfront queer subplot involving a bigoted detective who suspects Billy is part of a gay love triangle that ended in murder, and features a positive portrayal of a gay high school basketball coach along with some campy, gorey thrills. (It also lingers an awful lot on Jimmy McNichol's topless chest and butt, and includes a young Bill Paxton as a homophobic teammate.) Available on Shudder. [more inside]
ShortsTV presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Live Action [more inside]
Unsure of her future, a young German woman finds herself in Australia picking cherries with a group of ex-cons & social outcasts. She passes the phone to a fellow picker and mentor of sorts who opens up about finding solace in the wilderness. He shares some practical tips, like how to hunt and cook wild pig. Hint: Don't use a fishing spear. [more inside]
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. [more inside]
Veep: Mother Season 5, Ep 4
Selina and her team put her political campaign on hold to go to Selina's hospitalized mother as the recount in Nevada goes awry.
Adventure Time: Bonnie and Neddy Season 7, Ep 1
When the King of Ooo scares off Bubblegum's brother Neddy from the roots of the tree at the center of the Candy Kingdom, Finn and Jake seek out PB's help to keep the candy juice flowing.
Steven Universe: Sadie's Song Season 2, Ep 20
Steven encourages Sadie to perform at Beachapalooza, but her mother proves overenthusiastic.
When he was three years old, my son informed me that she was actually my daughter. I'm now the mother of a happy, confident little transgender girl, but it took a while to get here.
Steven Universe: Lion 3: Straight to Video Season 1, Ep 35
Lion won't stop lying on Steven's face. [more inside]
Houdini: Part 1 & 2 Season 1, Ep 1
Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. [more inside]