‘Scream‘ Star ‘Jasmin Brown’ on Being Horror’s first LGBTQ Final Girl

by | Apr 6, 2022

In the past few years, the entertainment industry has undergone a major change, with LGBTQ barriers finally being lifted thanks to the ever increasing representation on screen. In the case of Scream star Jasmin Savoy Brown, she has recently found herself in the inspiring role of being horrors first LGBTQ Final Girl of color.

Scream (2022) is the fifth instalment in the iconic franchise which sees an ever shifting series of faces taking up the antagonistic role of Ghost Face. The films have always marked themselves as a semi parody of the slashers genre, heavily leaning on the classic rules of the sub-genre. One of the most important parts of the slasher films is the inclusion of a single female survivors, coined the final girl, which started way back in 1974’s  with Tobe Hoopers The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Fast forward 48 years and the final girl trope is still very much alive and well, and Brown spoke with People about breaking barriers in her Scream debut, where she plays Mindy Meeks-Martin, a queer film nerd and niece of Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy), who appeared in both Scream and Scream 2.

“It just felt right. All of these milestones that I get to be a part of, what makes them so exciting for me is it doesn’t feel like that big of a deal, because this is just who I am, So playing a queer woman of color is just playing a person like myself. There’s nothing that epic about me…. We just haven’t seen this in those roles very much, so it feels right and I want more of it. And it’s very humbling,” 

Brown must feel very proud to be such a beacon of inclusion within the horror genre, especially consider how history has previously dealt with persons of colour. It was not uncommon; becoming a running trope within slasher films, that the person of colour would always die first. However, Scream marks a decidedly large line between our past and present and encourages more inclusion within the entertainment industry. 


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