“They appreciate the culture, but not the people who made it.”
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.)
Title: Blood Is The Drug
Subject: Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch
Release Date: 16/09/2015
Title Reference: Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music.
- Vampire-typical violence
- Drug use
- Desecration/destruction of human remains
- Cultural appropriation