“We don’t know if she was a lesbian, or just wanted to kill young women.”
In 1871, a serial work by Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was published in The Dark Blue. Titled Carmilla, it told the story of Laura, a lonely teenage girl whose life is forever changed when a beautiful but strange girl is invited to stay at her family’s schloss.
Carmilla either created or helped set in stone a number of vampire tropes still in existance today: ethereal beauty, hypnotic ability and, of course, the “lesbian” vampire.
Join us as we talk about Carmilla as a woman, a monster, a con-artist, an archetype, a web-series and, of course, a novella that changed a genre.
Title: Vampires? Lesbian Vampires!
Subject: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Release Date: May 30 2015
Title Reference: Lesbian Vampire Killers (film)
- Carmilla (novella)
- Carmilla (web series)
- Dracula (novel)
- Lesbian Vampire Killers (film)
- Tanz der Vampire (musical)