The internet decided Pennywise is in a relationship with the Babadook and it’s oddly beautiful
Pennydook is the power couple the world needs.
If you’re familiar with Pennywise from Stephen King’s It, recently released as a new film, you probably never imagined him as being capable of a loving relationship.
That’s where you’re wrong. At least, that is, according to people on the internet – who have decided he is in a relationship with another horror movie villain, The Babadook.
Pennywise and his boyfriend, The Babadook are off on a date to get crepes and terrorize some kids. pic.twitter.com/eakshrfkN7— kumi @ Fanime 2018 (@kumivenarts) September 12, 2017
So how on Earth did this come about? Well it all started with The Babadook.
Tumblr user taco-bell-rey found the dark character’s film – all about him terrorising a poor Australian family from their basement – listed in the “LGBT Movies” category on Netflix early this year…
… and this appears to have sparked The Babadook’s new role as a gay icon.
Celebrating Pride Month in art class with the Babadook 😣😍💞 pic.twitter.com/TILfrBJXbd— eyyyy Shanti (@Shanti_Fey) June 12, 2017
With the release of Stephen King’s It in cinemas this month there is a new terrifying character on the agenda – so naturally people have decided he’s gay too.
Which of course has lead to one conclusion.
PENNYWISE IS GAY AND THE BABADOOK IS HIS BOYFRIEND— Ornery on Main (@dubsteppenwolf) September 12, 2017
Despite the menacing nature of the two characters, and with the help of some excellent fan art, it’s actually an oddly beautiful and touching thing to behold.
The clamour has become such that some decided the pair needed a power couple name.
pennywise and babadook official powercouple name:— tom (@tom_harlock) September 12, 2017
pennydook RISE— tom (@tom_harlock) September 13, 2017
Pennydook was always the winner there…
Others think Pennydook could change the way we look at relationships forever.
Me: *looks at straight couple*— certified heterophobe (@billskargsd) September 13, 2017
Me: okay, but who is the babadook and who is the pennywise of the relationship
However, one or two party-poopers with a wealth of horror-genre knowledge would like to throw a spanner in the works.
I'm opposed to Babadook/Penny wise bc the Babadook is gay and Pennywise is a female spider demon projecting an illusion of a male clown— Connor Goldsmith (@dreamoforgonon) September 13, 2017
While others think The Babadook’s head could be turned.
BREAKING: The Babadook just left Pennywise for the new Hellboy— Alex Zalben (@azalben) September 13, 2017
Generally though, the consensus is looking good for this budding relationship – and the effect it could have on the LGBT community.
Love – thy name is Pennydook.