Episode 09: Shut Up, Louis

“It’s an abusive relationship.”

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Every so often a text comes along that is a game-changer for a genre or topic. Carmilla. Dracula. Nosferatu. Buffy. Twilight (sigh). In 1976 another vampire game-changer was released: Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire. A tale of immortality, violence, grief and abuse – not to mention homoeroticism – Interview With The Vampire was released to a mixed reception but soon found its own collection of die-hard fans. Today it has cult status, not to mention a movie adaptation and many sequels.

Are we going to be interrogating the text from the wrong perspective? No. Just the Bloodsucking Feminist perspective.

(We apologise for any sound issues in the first part of this episode.)

Episode Details

Title: Shut Up, Louis
Subject: Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
Release Date: 31/01/2015
Length: 01:08:54
Title Reference: We’re sure many a reader has thought this.

Trigger/Other Warnings

Mentions/Discussions Of:

  • Partner abuse
  • Violence and sexual violence
  • Child abuse
  • Slavery

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