Vampires: Gender and Sexuality (paper topic)

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I have always been a fan of vampire flicks.  Not only have I always been a fan but I have noticed the sexual nature of these films as well.  I want to discuss the homoerotic implications, the relationships, and find out more about “Transylvania”.  Why did Bram Stoker pick this place as Dracula’s hometown?  Am I reading too much into the name of this region?  Transylvania sounds very much like Tranny and if we take a look at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, there is a transvestite vampire.  Is there a link?  There are in many films a relationship between two characters: homoerotic (Interview with a Vampire) or male-female.  Vampires usually are young individuals who are really old by time but never physically age.  The odd relationships one would find in Let the Right One In or Twilight.  From afar the relationship visually looks normal but the age difference is truly disturbing.

These are the ideas I would like to elaborate on in my paper.

If anyone has any ideas or comments, please let me know.

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Posted by christina421   @   15 April 2010

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Apr 24, 2010
1:54 pm
#1 Stephanie :

Great topic! I just have one comment:
– supposedly Stoker based Dracula on Vlad Tepes (who ruled Wallachia in the 1400’s) and in Romania Dracula has a particular meaning. Any query will give you mountains of information to sort through. I happen to like this site http://www.donlinke.com/drakula/vlad.htm#Stoker just because it seems to cover a lot–maybe not very in depth but a good starting point historically.

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