To me, the term “Scream Queen,” always kind of seemed like a reference to pornography. In fact, I’ve seen the term “Scream Queen” come up in my Google Alerts for “sorority” many times before, and I’ve starkly avoided it, because I didn’t want to accidentally stumble upon sorority porn. Again. Trust me, it’s weird. The words “Yummy, yummy!” as an active sister hazes her pledges into an eating train literally haunt me. I digress.
Apparently, “Scream Queen” has absolutely nothing to do with porn, and in fact just refers to an actress who’s been in a lot of horror films, as well as a 2008 VH1 reality show in which actresses competed to be in a horror film. I’d say I’ll get my mind out of my gutter, but I kind of like it there.
In a new twist of events, Scream Queens is bringing on a new meaning, thanks to Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Nick Jonas (no, still not porn). There’s a new TV comedy horror anthology series airing September 15. The first season of the show follows a popular sorority, led by Emma Roberts, forced by Dean Jamie Lee Curtis to admit weird PNMs (the horror!) — and yes, Lea Michele is a weird PNM, because of course she is. To make matters worse, a serial killer then attacks members of the Kappa Kappa Tau house in a red devil mask, and slowly attempts to murder all its members. But like, in a funny way. It’s quite literally Glee meets American Horror Story, because it’s from the creators of Glee and American Horror Story.
Blah, blah, blah, “bad depiction of sorority women,” whatever. It’s funny. Laugh..