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Forget everything you've read about vampires so far. The current bloodsucking trend, achieving maximum ferocity in November with the release of the sequel to Twilightisn't about outsiders or immigrants or religion or even AIDS, as critics and bloggers have argued ad nauseam these past few months. There's a much better, simpler, more obvious explanation: Vampires have overwhelmed pop culture because young straight women want to have sex with gay men.
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We sat down with the lengendary Anne Rice to talk about the new graphic adaptation Interview With The Vampire: Claudia's StoryLestat and Louis as same-sex parents, advice for aspiring writers, and how she feels about the vampire invasion. Rice answered questions in a candid conversation with io9. At 71, she has sold more than a million copies of her novels, which include The Vampire Chronicles and The Mayfair Witches series, and she is a spirited and gracious subject.
George stayed human, and therefor not naked, for two episodes. For that same reason, in your comments we ask that you keep spoilers out of the headlines. Another Boxing Day?
Vampire fiction for young women is the equivalent of lesbian porn for men: Both create an atmosphere of sexual abandon that is nonthreatening. In the bedroom, we want to have one foot in the 21st century and another in the 19th. How is sex with a vampire safe?
It may deal with characters who are coded as or who are openly LGBT, or it may deal with themes or plots that are specific to homosexual people. Depending on when it was made, it may contain open statements of sexuality, same-sex sexual imagery, same-sex love or affection or simply a sensibility that has special meaning to LGBT people. James Jenkins of Valancourt Books notes that the connection between gay fiction and horror goes back to the Gothic novels of the s and early s.
Yes, women's love for vampires is in fact just a displacement of our lust for What, you didn't know? This guy did:.
Ruki, make sure you never succumb to their beauty. I feel like if there was to ever be a remake of Interview with the Vampire. These two need to Star in that remake!