Hostel: Part II [QUEERS FOR FEARS]

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Movie: Hostel: Part II Year: 2007 Cast: Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Richard Burgi

Plot: Picking up where the first installment left off, 3 art students studying in Italy for the semester take the train East to Slovakia on the advice of beautiful nude art model and possible gay lady Axelle. When the trio find themselves victims of the murderous Elite Hunting Group, shit gets real.

Why So Queer: What is truly queer about this movie is how no one talks about how queer it is. Lauren German’s Beth shows zero interest in any of the men on screen, and obviously has lady wood for nude model turned procure-er of murder victims. But the film doesn’t make a big production about it. And at the same time because it leaves the flirtation at that, rather than giving the viewer gratuitous lesbian sex it doesn’t seem exploitative. Each of the three girls are approached by their ideal match to lure them in, the nerdy one likes ren-fair dudes, the blond bimbo likes em big and burly and Beth has a thing for leggy brunettes from the Former USSR. Beth isn’t a victim in any case. Bonus points for one of the most balls to the wall scenes in a horror flick in the past decade; when Heather Matarazzo’s shy nerd is strung upside down and slit open with a scythe so a lady can dial Elizabeth Bathory on her bloody pink telephone.

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