The 64-year-old star stars in the new LGBTQ+ horror film and has said he's optimistic the US Supreme Court will have a hard time reversing queer rights.
Kevin told ET Canada at the film's premiere: "It's sometimes hard to find hope these days, but we still have to hope. The one thing we can hope for is that there are young people like the people in this film who are the future.”
The 'Footloose' actor's comments come after the United States House of Representatives passed legislation requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages contracted elsewhere in the country, and Bacon hopes the film will help others can help recognize the trauma some people go through in LGBTQ+ conversion camps. He only discovered the extent of the problem during his research for the role. He explained, "I was just like, 'Well, is that really true?' And it's like that for 50,000 kids a year, in 20 states where it's 100 percent legal. It's just not cool and the idea of someone wanting to tell Theo that Theo can't be who Theo is is just kind of disgusting to me."
Kevin revealed that he was emotional when he first started working on the film with his co-stars. He said: "The first day I walked out for the very first scene in the film and I looked out over everyone, all these beautiful faces standing there, I just felt it was very moving for me. I was very, very proud and very moved. John Logan did a very thorough search to find the best possible people to play these very specific roles and they can now be portrayed in this film with a lot of authenticity and a lot of honesty.“