Jul 23, 2019
Dennis sits down in an L.A. apartment with professor and Andy Scahill to talk about the new documentary he appears in Scream Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street about the maybe gayest horror movie ever made Nightmare on Elm Street 2. He talks about how he came to be involved in the film, the tumultuous and poignant life journey of the film's gay lead, why LGBT people are drawn to horror as a genre, his book The Revolting Children about kids in horror movies. He also talks about his work in academia, why he loves teaching, interacting with millennials and the movie that always blows his students away. He recalls being outed in high school--by a cheerleader, no less. Other topics include: why Avatar isn't beloved, his most provocative T-shirt, his favorite James Bond, playing the "Bait Bear" in Tom Goss's popular music video Bears and becoming The Tawny Kitaen of gay music videos...and he has a delicious story about a certain former First Lady of California pitching a fit in the bookstore he worked in because the store didn't carry her children's book.