Favorite LGBT Films: Heavenly Creatures (Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme)

Post from an old blog site about one of my favorite LGBT films ever, Heavenly Creatures. I plan on expanding on this eventually. Trigger warning: murder, violence.


Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker

Juliet (left), Pauline (right)- photos taken after arrest

Heavenly Creatures Clip: The Car Scene

Oh, good Lord, Heavenly Creatures. I am absolutely in love with dark stories. I can’t help it, I understand them, and I admire the honesty. My favorite stories are all dark: Interview with the Vampire, Hannibal, Death in Venice, Farewell My Queen, and this film.

This one is a gem. Based on the true story of the famous Christchurch, New Zealand murder of Honora Parker (Pauline’s mother) at the hands of Pauline Parker and her best friend/possible lover Juliet Hulme. Wow, what darkness in this film, what insanity. And it’s beautiful despite its sad and tragic ending. These two girls were obsessed- OBSESSED- with each other, and together, they created an entire fantasy world around them where they spent all their time, mostly because both girls were disgusted and bored with their real lives much to…

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Student of Gender and Sexuality Studies with a focus on Queer Studies, collector and purveyor of all things LGBT+, and passionate lover of the Arts.
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