Episode 24: God Hates Fangs

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It’s our second fangiversary, so let’s celebrate by taking a trip not down under but down south, one step out of urban fantasy and into a small town where everyone is ridiculously good-looking and willing to get naked. What began as a paranormal mystery series by a cozy mystery writer became an HBO extravaganza, while our attempt at sticking to … Read More

A Very Special Episode 01: Rock Your Undead Body

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It’s finally here: the very first Very Special Episode of the Bloodsucking Feminists! So throw your hands up in the air, wave them around like you just don’t care, and join us for some seriously bloodsucking feminist critique. Episode Details Title: Rock Your Undead Body Subject: Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) Release Date: 01/04/2017 Length: 00:25:53

Episode 23: I’m Afraid of American Vampires

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How many times can you hear Ceilidh say “American Exceptionalism”? You’re about to find out, as the Bloodsucking Feminists discuss the rise of the Old West and Hollywood, the rape revenge fantasy (and why it’s always written by men and in the same way), lament women not being friends, and debate a new breed of vampire and how that plays … Read More

Episode 22: Franchise Bait

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Everyone loves an origin story, right? Not the Bloodsucking Feminists, who in this case firmly believe that this is one origin story that should have remained untold. Be prepared for more talk about the Universal Monsters and the upcoming reboot (and how Dracula Untold failed to be a part of the latest attempt), how the film missed both opportunities in … Read More

Episode 21: We Legit Cried

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Fifteen years before Twilight, twelve years before The Moth Diaries, six years before Secret Vampire and the year before the first Vampire Diaries book, Annette Curtis Klause published her first novel about a girl struggling to deal with her mother’s impending death from cancer… when she meets a vampire. Forgotten by many YA readers, The Silver Kiss has more in … Read More

Episode 20: PVC Gone Mad

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Last episode had us watch Kate Beckinsale in the role of the love interest then complain about what Universal is doing with their monster franchise. In this episode we watch Kate Beckinsale in the role of protagonist, then complain about what Universal is doing with their monster franchise… just a little less. So join us as we appreciate a vampire … Read More

Episode 19: Werewolverine

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Some vampire movies are thoughtful, compelling, and faithful adaptations. Others have Hugh Jackman with really luscious hair. And do we really have a problem with that? So join us for a monster mash of a fun afternoon, as we discuss who knows what kind of movie they are in (hint: not Hugh Jackman), a paternal Dracula, and a rebooted Universal … Read More

Episode 18: What. The. Sparkle.

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One year ago we did our first episode in the Twilight series, and this Halloween the scariest thing we’ve faced has been New Moon. That means you too can suffer along with us as we look back on the book after several years of ignoring it – a book, we discover, replaces the heightened longing of the first book with the scent of contractual obligation.

In this episode we discuss gaslighting and other elements of emotional abuse, the introduction and portrayal of the werewolves, silly things that think they are plots, how on earth could a book be all set-up, and sparkles. And as an added bonus, plenty of jokes about werewolf puberty.

Warnings:
Vampire-typical violence
Rape/Sexual Assault
Discussion of depression and mental illness.
Discussion of abusive relationships, domestic violence, and gas-lighting.
Discussion of racial stereotypes and racism

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Episode 17: The Immortal Profession

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Way back in our ninth episode we looked at Interview With The Vampire; now in episode 17 we take a look at his second, more recent vampire film, Byzantium. It’s another course of a toxic, obssessive relationship between two vampires, only this one comes with a mother/child relationships and an examination of vampire society that truly is the upper class … Read More

Episode 16: Drew Blood

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Remember our sixth episode, Vampire Musicals Suck, about the German-language vampire musical Tanz der Vampire? Well nearly a year later we’re back on the topic of vampire musicals – and the ones that truly, dreadfully do suck. From a flop hit about Dracula by the master of public domain flop hit musicals, to a small chamber musical which does the … Read More