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Jasmin Savoy Brown, Neve Campbell on Scream's Queer Story, Tough Women

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Scream franchise has long been lauded for its queer pedigree. Not only did the series’s gay creator, Kevin Williamson, imbue the early films with the most badass final girl(s) of all in Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott and Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers, he gave us a real Leopold and Loeb dynamic with Matthew Lillard’s and Skeet Ulrich’s combo killers.

But the latest Scream, released last weekend, is the first to feature a queer character played by a queer person, with Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy, the film’s horror movie genre aficionado.

What's particularly impressive about the Scream franchise is that it’s continually grown to encompass new rules of the horror genre while creating new characters who more closely resemble the world at large by centering people of color and queer folks, and continuing to uplift strong women.Brown, who also stars in the buzzy Showtime series Yellowjackets says of portraying Mindy (who sports a rainbow pin in her character poster), “[Playing a queer character in Scream] means the world to me, because it’s because it’s not a big deal to me, because my community, my world, looks the way that the Scream world does.

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