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Fangs, Feminism, and Fangirling

Latest Episodes

Episode 33: Hostile Takeover

EThe last time we dipped into the science fiction end of vampirism, it was humans using science as a response to vampirism in Ultraviolet. Now it’s the vampire’s turn, using technology to shape the world around them as half the day proves lethal and humanity’s numbers dwindle. Okay, so it does kind of devolve into standard action movie at the end, and it certainly could do better with its female characters and characters of colour, and it most definitely would have made a better TV show than a movie. But it’s a movie that got us thinking about the implications of such a world, the consequences of vampire domination, and the way people might cling to and yet deny their past humanity. Also it has evil corporate vampire Sam Neill, which is more than enough to save it from being another movie about a vampire named Edward.

61 MIN2018 FEB 7
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Episode 33: Hostile Takeover

Episode 32: Bleeding My Religion

ESome things we have liked. Some things we didn’t. And some things were Eclipse. But behold, the movie that feels like it was made for us, a high-brow Cannes award winner that just gets us. Sure, there’s awkward sex, awkward men, awkward ghosts, awkward ghost men interrupting awkward sex, but we’ve also got religion, power within families, moral quandaries, a dude drinking from another dude’s IV, women finding power, and (of course) vampires. (Just not the pus we were promised in last month’s starred review.)

61 MIN2017 DEC 31
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Episode 32: Bleeding My Religion

Episode 31: Bad Medicine

ESometimes there is such a thing worse than being bad: it’s being nothing. And in this case, taking some interesting ideas and squandering them. Yes, we totally noticed you dropped that plotline there, move. Take BBC’s adaptation of Dracula back in 2006. Raiding the BBC period costume closet may seem like a good idea, but looking at a text and thinking, “You know what this needs? More men whining about their genitals” is most certainly not. And an even worse idea: make the whole thing boring. Oh, and don’t google syphilis.

65 MIN2017 NOV 30
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Episode 31: Bad Medicine

Episode 30: Tarantino: The Id

EBehold, the Id of the great director Quentin Tarantino – there’s more feet than you can shake a stake at! Also boobs, discussion of toxic masculinity, feet, boobs, the monstrous feminine, two plots smushed together, feet, some more tits, discussion of sexual violence and the men who perpetrate it, the lack of development of female characters, and breasts. And feet. We had some issues with recording, so apologise in advance for the sound quality.

-1 s2017 OCT 31
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Episode 30: Tarantino: The Id

Episode 29: Total Eclipse of the Plot

EFull title: Total Eclipse of the Plot, Characterisation, World-Building, and Everything That Isn’t Bella and Edward Or, in short: Fuck. This. Book. For further Quileute reading: Home http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/truth_vs_twilight/ Home Home http://www.hcn.org/issues/44.11/the-quileute-reservation-copes-with-tourists-brought-by-twilight

-1 s2017 SEP 30
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Episode 29: Total Eclipse of the Plot

Episode 28: Undead Science

ELet’s be real for a moment: you’re only here because Idris Elba is in it, aren’t you? Well regardless we’re glad you’ve tuned into Ultraviolet, a six episode BBC series from the 90s with a very scientific and police procedural approach to vampires. Think The Bill with vampires. And that guy from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But a thousand times more bleak than you’d expect, tackling vampiric takes on environmentalism, abortion, and paedophilia. (Plus it proves once again that you can’t just be in one vampire film or TV show – be prepared for a Stephen Moyer with his original accent, not a forced Southern one. So when’s our next Idris Elba vampire story, guys?)

-1 s2017 AUG 31
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Episode 28: Undead Science

Episode 27: Mullet-Sexual

EJust when you thought teenagers couldn’t be even more asshole-ish, someone decided to give them fangs – and mullets. These vampires aren’t going to high school to pick up girls way younger than them – if they ever did set foot in a high school, it’d be to pause their motorbikes in a cool 80s pose before riding away after causing an incredible amount of mess for the poor janitor. Teen rebels gotta rebel, right? So grab your copy of Peter Pan, prepare for jokes about bat nipples and weird poster choices, and keep an eye on a closet full of beavers because we’re headed to the mullet – I mean murder – capital of the world.

-1 s2017 JUL 31
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Episode 27: Mullet-Sexual

Episode 26: Jesus Christ, Van Helsing!

ETake the granddaddy of all vampire books, adding a director in desperate need of a hit and the screenwriter for Hook. Combine with actors who all think they are filming different movies, copious amounts of alcohol, and hot air balloon adventures. Finally top with operatic costumes, an unneeded romantic subplot, and a gorgeous score. And boobs. Lots of boobs. Congrats: you have made Bram Stoker’s Dracula! (And yes, we have heard the news about the upcoming Dracula adaptation. And yes, we have Opinions.) EPISODE DETAILS Title: Jesus Christ, Van Helsing Subject: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola Release Date: 30/06/2017 Length: 01:17:00 TRIGGER/OTHER WARNINGS Vampire-typical violence Discussions of rape, sexual violence & rape culture Discussions of portrayal of mental illness and victimisation of people with mental illness the goddamn Moffat adaptation

-1 s2017 JUN 30
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Episode 26: Jesus Christ, Van Helsing!

Episode 25: Skater Vamp

EIn the Iranian ghost-town of Bad Town, the living are trapped and the dead... skateboard? Described as the first "Persian-language American vampire western film", A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is made of so many more genres and so many more influences than even we could fit into a(n admittedly rather short) episode. Also, Dracula is high as [censored].

-1 s2017 MAY 31
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Episode 25: Skater Vamp

Episode 24: God Hates Fangs

EIt’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 just the first book/season became something that jumped around a lot. So prepare yourself for discussions about mystery novels and book-to-TV conversions, how a gay rights metaphor doesn’t quite work, disposable women (yes, them again) and the vilification of sex, and more naked Skarsgards than you can shake an unused modesty sock at.

88 MIN2017 APR 30
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Episode 24: God Hates Fangs

Latest Episodes

Episode 33: Hostile Takeover

EThe last time we dipped into the science fiction end of vampirism, it was humans using science as a response to vampirism in Ultraviolet. Now it’s the vampire’s turn, using technology to shape the world around them as half the day proves lethal and humanity’s numbers dwindle. Okay, so it does kind of devolve into standard action movie at the end, and it certainly could do better with its female characters and characters of colour, and it most definitely would have made a better TV show than a movie. But it’s a movie that got us thinking about the implications of such a world, the consequences of vampire domination, and the way people might cling to and yet deny their past humanity. Also it has evil corporate vampire Sam Neill, which is more than enough to save it from being another movie about a vampire named Edward.

61 MIN2018 FEB 7
Comments
Episode 33: Hostile Takeover

Episode 32: Bleeding My Religion

ESome things we have liked. Some things we didn’t. And some things were Eclipse. But behold, the movie that feels like it was made for us, a high-brow Cannes award winner that just gets us. Sure, there’s awkward sex, awkward men, awkward ghosts, awkward ghost men interrupting awkward sex, but we’ve also got religion, power within families, moral quandaries, a dude drinking from another dude’s IV, women finding power, and (of course) vampires. (Just not the pus we were promised in last month’s starred review.)

61 MIN2017 DEC 31
Comments
Episode 32: Bleeding My Religion

Episode 31: Bad Medicine

ESometimes there is such a thing worse than being bad: it’s being nothing. And in this case, taking some interesting ideas and squandering them. Yes, we totally noticed you dropped that plotline there, move. Take BBC’s adaptation of Dracula back in 2006. Raiding the BBC period costume closet may seem like a good idea, but looking at a text and thinking, “You know what this needs? More men whining about their genitals” is most certainly not. And an even worse idea: make the whole thing boring. Oh, and don’t google syphilis.

65 MIN2017 NOV 30
Comments
Episode 31: Bad Medicine

Episode 30: Tarantino: The Id

EBehold, the Id of the great director Quentin Tarantino – there’s more feet than you can shake a stake at! Also boobs, discussion of toxic masculinity, feet, boobs, the monstrous feminine, two plots smushed together, feet, some more tits, discussion of sexual violence and the men who perpetrate it, the lack of development of female characters, and breasts. And feet. We had some issues with recording, so apologise in advance for the sound quality.

-1 s2017 OCT 31
Comments
Episode 30: Tarantino: The Id

Episode 29: Total Eclipse of the Plot

EFull title: Total Eclipse of the Plot, Characterisation, World-Building, and Everything That Isn’t Bella and Edward Or, in short: Fuck. This. Book. For further Quileute reading: Home http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/truth_vs_twilight/ Home Home http://www.hcn.org/issues/44.11/the-quileute-reservation-copes-with-tourists-brought-by-twilight

-1 s2017 SEP 30
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Episode 29: Total Eclipse of the Plot

Episode 28: Undead Science

ELet’s be real for a moment: you’re only here because Idris Elba is in it, aren’t you? Well regardless we’re glad you’ve tuned into Ultraviolet, a six episode BBC series from the 90s with a very scientific and police procedural approach to vampires. Think The Bill with vampires. And that guy from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But a thousand times more bleak than you’d expect, tackling vampiric takes on environmentalism, abortion, and paedophilia. (Plus it proves once again that you can’t just be in one vampire film or TV show – be prepared for a Stephen Moyer with his original accent, not a forced Southern one. So when’s our next Idris Elba vampire story, guys?)

-1 s2017 AUG 31
Comments
Episode 28: Undead Science

Episode 27: Mullet-Sexual

EJust when you thought teenagers couldn’t be even more asshole-ish, someone decided to give them fangs – and mullets. These vampires aren’t going to high school to pick up girls way younger than them – if they ever did set foot in a high school, it’d be to pause their motorbikes in a cool 80s pose before riding away after causing an incredible amount of mess for the poor janitor. Teen rebels gotta rebel, right? So grab your copy of Peter Pan, prepare for jokes about bat nipples and weird poster choices, and keep an eye on a closet full of beavers because we’re headed to the mullet – I mean murder – capital of the world.

-1 s2017 JUL 31
Comments
Episode 27: Mullet-Sexual

Episode 26: Jesus Christ, Van Helsing!

ETake the granddaddy of all vampire books, adding a director in desperate need of a hit and the screenwriter for Hook. Combine with actors who all think they are filming different movies, copious amounts of alcohol, and hot air balloon adventures. Finally top with operatic costumes, an unneeded romantic subplot, and a gorgeous score. And boobs. Lots of boobs. Congrats: you have made Bram Stoker’s Dracula! (And yes, we have heard the news about the upcoming Dracula adaptation. And yes, we have Opinions.) EPISODE DETAILS Title: Jesus Christ, Van Helsing Subject: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola Release Date: 30/06/2017 Length: 01:17:00 TRIGGER/OTHER WARNINGS Vampire-typical violence Discussions of rape, sexual violence & rape culture Discussions of portrayal of mental illness and victimisation of people with mental illness the goddamn Moffat adaptation

-1 s2017 JUN 30
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Episode 26: Jesus Christ, Van Helsing!

Episode 25: Skater Vamp

EIn the Iranian ghost-town of Bad Town, the living are trapped and the dead... skateboard? Described as the first "Persian-language American vampire western film", A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is made of so many more genres and so many more influences than even we could fit into a(n admittedly rather short) episode. Also, Dracula is high as [censored].

-1 s2017 MAY 31
Comments
Episode 25: Skater Vamp

Episode 24: God Hates Fangs

EIt’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 just the first book/season became something that jumped around a lot. So prepare yourself for discussions about mystery novels and book-to-TV conversions, how a gay rights metaphor doesn’t quite work, disposable women (yes, them again) and the vilification of sex, and more naked Skarsgards than you can shake an unused modesty sock at.

88 MIN2017 APR 30
Comments
Episode 24: God Hates Fangs