Gay ghost hunter? Kristen Stewart wants you!
Kristen Stewart, ghosts and reality television: if there was an LGBTQ+ spinning dartboard, all of these subjects would be go-to targets. How exciting, then, that a series that combines all three is on the way, and K-Stew is looking for lots of queers to be a part of it. Working with hairstylist C.J. Romero (yes, it gets even gayer) and the brains behind Queer Eye Scout Productions, Kristen has taken to Instagram to announce that casting has begun on the show, which she’s executive producing.
On C.J.’s Instagram (she doesn’t have her own; too cool for that), Kristen said: “We need to find the most incredible LGBTQ+ ghost hunters, paranormal specialists, mediums, psychics, investigators who will lead the pack on this super gay ghost hunting adventure.”
Calling it “the most gayest, most fun-est, most titillating queer ghost hunting show ever”, Kristen first teased her plans to do the as-yet untitled show in a profile in The New Yorker. Back then, she described the show as “‘a paranormal romp in a queer space,’ with elevated aesthetics.” She added: “Gay people love pretty things, so we are aiming for a richness.” She’s not wrong. And it definitely doesn’t hurt that gay people are also known to love, well, ghosts. Yes, we do have interests outside of astrology!
K-Stew’s venture into the paranormal reality genre is not as rogue a move as it may seem. In 2016’s Personal Shopper, of course, she starred as a medium who loses her twin brother but struggles to communicate with him beyond the grave.
As reported by Nylon, Kristen’s second ghostly project “follows a slew of paranormal-inspired content helmed by celebrity hosts with a penchant for the supernatural”, including Unidentified with Demi Lovato (in which the singer, along with their sister Dallas and friend Matthew go road-tripping and alien-hunting) and Conjuring Kesha, a similarly-formatted show that sees the popstar and her friends explore haunted houses all over the country in pursuit of spectres.
Kristen’s show might well be along these lines, though it remains to be seen as to whether they will be looking exclusively for gay ghosts. Click here to apply.