rosemary’s baby, but make it queer. LYLE (2014) revisits domestic horror classic ROSEMARY’S BABY (1967) with a modern, lesbian take. after the accidental death of her child, the pregnant Leah (Gaby Hoffman) is plunged into grief, isolation, and paranoia as she begins to suspect that the tenants of her idyllic brooklyn brownstone apartment are the members of a satanic cult, including her partner June (Ingrid Jungermann). ———————————————————————— writer/director Stewart Thorndike was inspired to write LYLE after a fight with her then-partner Jungermann about wanting children. if relationships are about sacrifice, would you sacrifice your desire to have babies if your partner wanted to remain childless? what about sacrificing your first born child so that your partner could guarantee success in her career? while the choices presented in the film are extreme, what’s at stake couldn’t be more normal. what could be more terrifying and ordinary than having a baby? one of the great things about the film is that the lesbian relationship of Leah and June is never treated as a plot point. I guess they have more serious things to worry about than being gay, like making deals with the devil, a pregnancy-obsessed middle aged neighbor, and bringing a child into the world while you’re still suffering the loss of your first. dykes! they’re just like us.