New Pride Month Video Series Is Inspired by ‘I Saw the TV Glow’ From A24

This Pride Month, Dread Central will release the three-part video series, I Saw the TV Show, inspired by Jane Shoenbrun’s queer horror fantasia, I Saw the TV Glow, from studio A24.

In the film, a teenage boy named Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show, “The Pink Opaque” — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack…

Over three weeks later this month, Dread Central’s Editor-in-Cheif Mary Beth McAndrews, myself (managing editor Josh Korngut), and staff writer Chad Collins will team up to discuss our own versions of “The Pink Opaque,” the life-altering teen genre TV shows which we were obsessed with as young queer kids in the 90s, a decade where otherness was all the more isolating and dangerous. 

Each week one of us will share our personal relationship with a horror TV series that changed our young queer lives and unpack how the escapism, monstrous allegories, and social isolation shaped us creatively.

Each episode of I Saw the TV Show will accompany a personal essay published on the website.

I Saw the TV Glow

I Saw the TV Glow is in theaters now. Written and directed by Jane Shoenbrun, the film stars Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Helena Howard, Fred Durst, and Danielle Deadwyler.

In his 5-star review out of Sundance 2024, Chad Collins called I Saw the TV Glow a “masterpiece” and “a masterclass in queer storytelling whose genre ethos elevates it to new heights.”

Keep an eye out for the first episode of I Saw the TV Show in the coming weeks on our website and socials.

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