Sometimes, the internet is just going to do its own thing. Explaining how a meme is formed can be an oddly exhausting process. You just don’t question it. Then you log on one day and see that The Babadook, the terrifying spectre of fear and guilt from Jennifer Kent’s critically acclaimed Australian horror movie, has become an LGBTQ icon. Suddenly, the black and white figure who gave viewers countless sleepless nights is wearing a feather boa and turning up at Pride and being photo-shopped into scenes from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and you can’t help but wonder if perhaps you fell asleep for longer than previously thought. The top-hat wearing monster who haunted ...

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