With a title like They/Them (they “slash” them, geddit?), the latest Blumhouse Productions movie promises an intoxicating mix of gender identity themes and subversive horror movie chills. Boasting a LGBTQ+ inclusive cast headed by Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon as a creepy camp leader, keep reading for how to watch They/Them online, and exclusive to Peacock in the US.
Horror film producer Jason Blum found success with the genre-and-gender-bending slasher movie Freaky in 2020, where a killer and teen girl magically swap bodies. Now he’s bringing us They/Them, the directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall) that follows a group of LGBTQ+ teens at a gay conversion camp run by its disconcertingly genial leader, Owen Whistler (Bacon).
The non-binary Jordan (Theo Germaine), Gabriel (Darwin del Fabro), and bisexual Veronica (Monique Kim) all face the microaggressions and psychological assaults of the camp counsellors (the Emmy-winner Carrie Preston, among others). In addition to that though, they’re being stalked by a hatchet wielding serial killer too!
Also starring Austin Crute (Booksmart), Quei Tann (Dear White People), and Cooper Koch (Power Book II: Ghost), They/Them looks like an emotionally bracing thriller featuring a brilliant ensemble cast. Below we explain how to watch They/Them online from anywhere with a Peacock subscription.
How to watch They/Them online in the US
This intriguing cocktail of slasher thrills and LGBTQ+ themes is available to stream exclusively on August, Friday 5 from 3am ET / 12pm PT on Peacock.
While there is a Peacock Free plan, you’ll need a Premium subscription to stream this original movie. Peacock Premium is ad-supported and costs $4.99 a month.
You could even upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 a month, which will strip out any ad-related interruptions and allow you to download select content to watch offline. Plus, you could save an extra 10% on Premium Plus by purchasing an annual plan at $99 per year.
Peacock is available on a wide range of devices. As web-based service on PCs and laptops, it's also compatible with: iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Vizio Smartcast, select LG smart TVs, and Xfinity Flex 4K.
Not in the US? Anyone from the US who wants to sign up to Peacock from abroad can do so by using a VPN.
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How to watch They/Them online outside your country
Out of the country for either work or pleasure? If so, you’ll likely encounter geo-blocking restrictions when trying to access your local streaming service. That means you won’t be able to stream new horror movie They/Them online.
Luckily, the best VPN – otherwise known as a virtual private network – provides a simple solution. It alters your IP address to make it appear like you’re somewhere else. While this can be used for privacy, it can also be used to access your preferred streaming platform back home, even when you're out of the country.
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Can I watch They/Them online in Canada?
It appears not! While Showcase often broadcasts Peacock Original series, there’s been no indication that They/Them turn up on any streaming services in Canada, and sadly Peacock isn’t yet available there as a standalone service.
If you’re travelling abroad when They/Them gets its online debut, just download a VPN to avoid geo-blocking restrictions and watch your favorite shows from anywhere.
Can I watch They/Them online in the UK?
Peacock launched through Sky TV in November last year, and its available via a dedicated app on Sky Glass, Sky Q, Sky+, Sky Go, or and Now (Sky’s on-demand service). Sky packages costs from £25 a month while a NOW on-demand plan is £9.99 for their Entertainment Pass and £9.99 for its Cinema Pass.
However, while Peacock Original series like Bel-Air, Rutherford Falls, Girls5Eva and Angelyne are on Now in the UK, there’s been no explicit confirmation that They/Them itself will be available.
For those of you out of the country when They/Them debuts, simply purchase a VPN to stream the anticipated new horror movie. Not only will this overcome geo-block restrictions, but it provides additional security while you’re surfing the web too.
Can I watch They/Them online in Australia?
While Stan is the official Australian distribution partner for Peacock Originals – you’ll find the Queer as Folk reboot and Angelyne here – it doesn’t look like They/Them will be jumping on the Stan bandwagon anytime soon.
If you're away from home, though, and want to gain access to all the same services and content you'd normally watch (and pay for) in your country of residence, you can do so with a good VPN.
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Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.