Ultimately, Angie invitations Jordan to hitch her on a killing spree to rid the world of conversion camps, however Jordan refuses. That is, partially, a callback to an earlier scene the place Jordan shoots a canine throughout a camp train designed to make campers lumped into the “male” group get in contact with what Owen calls their biologically crucial bloodlust. Owen referred to as Jordan a killer then, however they don’t seem to be: they confessed in one other scene that they are “bored with preventing” and “simply wish to be” — and in a literal means, that is precisely what this non-violent ending permits them.
Sadly, though Jordan is bound to turn out to be the most recent in an extended line of closely scrutinized queer horror characters, “They/Them” fails to interact with or acknowledge the legacy of queer horror that got here earlier than it. Jordan refuses to be a part of the queer killer trope, certain, however Angie would not and is one way or the other portrayed as each righteous and unhinged directly. For many years, horror motion pictures have wrestled with questions on subjugation, bodily autonomy, and injustice, however “They/Them” side-steps most of them by way of its concurrently flat and muddled strategy to a skinny, scare-free story.
The ultimate scene sees a cheerful ending for many of our heroes. Closeted suburbanite Kim (Anna Lore) and assured faculty pupil Veronica (Monique Kim) are formally relationship, and plan to come back out to Kim’s dad and mom collectively. Theater-lover Toby (Austin Crute) can be one way or the other relationship Stu, regardless of the 2 barely sharing any display time. In the meantime, Jordan is planning to get emancipated and dwell the best way they wish to, whereas Angie is arrested after killing Owen.