Scream, Queen My Nightmare On Elm Street is an important film for the LGBTQ community. It's the story of heartthrob actor Mark Patton and what he endured after what was supposed to be his star making appearance in a major franchise film. Things didn't go so well when the second chapter of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise was labeled as being "homoerotic" and the blame was put squarely on Mark's shoulder's by the film's writer David Chaskin. Over the year's Chaskin refused to accept responsibility for the overtly gay subtext. That's what this documentary builds up to, a one on one conversation between Mark and David.
Directors Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti craft a superb documentary that details Mark's private life and his up's and down's that follow. Some of the interviews include Nightmare 2's director Jack Sholder who claims total ignorance about the gay subtext as does screenwriter David Chaskin. Mark has become a sort of role model and spokesman for the LGBT community and it's what he called his Destiny during an interview I had with him prior to the screening of the film during the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival.
Scream, Queen is an excellent documentary and will appeal to not only fans of the franchise but, film fans in general and is a fantastic commentary about LGBTQ in Hollywood and the entertainment business in general.