Episode 04: Blood Is The Drug

“They appreciate the culture, but not the people who made it.”

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In 2013, director Jim Jarmusch released a film that looked like the Bloodsucking Feminists’ – not to mention fangirls everywhere – dreams come true: a Tom Hiddleston vampire movie. With a stellar cast and beautiful visuals, it’s a veritable feast of a film. But look a little deeper, beyond the big hair and big drama, and you’ll find cultural appropriation, the rarity of a romantic relationship where the woman is much older partner, and a very, very white Detroit.

(But also naked vampire Tom Hiddleston.)

Episode Details

Title: Blood Is The Drug
Subject: Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch
Release Date: 16/09/2015
Length: 00:46:39
Title Reference: Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music.

Trigger/Other Warnings

  • Vampire-typical violence
  • Drug use
  • Desecration/destruction of human remains
  • Cultural appropriation

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