Slaughterhouse Sexuality: Queering the Sawyer Family in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Leatherface entering his home — the home is a much more important element of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre than people realise.
For comparison: Norman Rockwell vs the Sawyer’s family dinner
The Sawyer’s.
Pink Flamingos (1972) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
A close up on Leatherface’s worried face — proof that for him, this is pure home invasion horror.



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Joe Corr

Joe Corr

Blending deep-dive analyses of popular culture, politics and gender studies with autobiographical anecdotes and opinions.