I originally had this long intellectual blog about Bram Stoker; the Victorian fear of loss of sexual control and syphilis, all tied in to the aspect of terror emerging through examining our own fears instead of being a willing voyeurs. But, forget that. Let’s talk lesbian vampires instead! Woo hoo, I love lesbian vampires and here are some reasons you should too:
1) Female vampires are sex personified, even Bram Stoker knew this. Movies like The Hunger pretty much reaffirmed for me that if there is going to be sheet-tangling, pale skinned kissing and moaning going on while being made into an immortal – we want lesbians, or at least Catherine Devevue.
2) Whose better – good Willow or evil lesbian Willow who dresses up in black corsets? I know who I want to go to party with. Sure she’d dangerous and maybe slightly psychotic, but she wears black leather! There is even a nice colour e-comic sharing the Erotic Adventures of Buffy and evil vampire Willow.
3) Vampires are often used to represent power by outsider groups – why else would Jesus himself need to come back to defeat lesbian vampires? Check out this listing of Queer Vampire movies for all occasions including Cunt Dykula: a lesbian safe sex public service film. (also check out this list of Grrl Vampires)
4) Want more web comics? How about Blood and the Art of Baking about a lesbian vampire pastery chef? And it comes from the artist of Sin.
5) Q: What does one lesbian vampire say to another lesbian vampire?
A: See ya same time next month.
6) Here’s an interview from Pam Keesey, anthologist of the cult famous lesbian vampire book, Daughters of Darkness: “The earliest English-language lesbian vampire appears in the poem “Christabel” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797. Christabel was followed by LeFanu’s novella, “Carmilla,” and “Carmilla” set the pace for all sorts of erotically charged relationships between female vampires, femmes fatales, and their prey,”
7) Vegan-Vampires: Tell me this isn’t going to apply to more than a few lesbian vampires? Tell me we won't need two tables at the potluck?
There is a fine line between goth lesbian and vampire lesbian, one which I intend to repeatedly cross. I think I am a blood-intolerant vampire however as a big YES on the leather and lace, the hypnotic seductive stare and the sex by candlelight in castles but a big NO on the way-beyond-hickey bloodsucking. It’s just the vampire equivalent of lactose intolerance, honest!
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