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Interview with the Vampire - the new TV/Streaming show


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Instead of coded context or hidden homoerotic themes, it's looking like we're about to get full LGBT vampires as main characters based on Anne Rice's famous novel.

Is anyone joining me in watching this series?

 

Personally as a book reader and lover of the 1990's film, I have no problem with changing the timeline to the early 20th century or the racial background of Louis, New Orleans is rife with Creole traditions that mix African and European customs along with bloodlines (unlike Tolkien, the narrative tradition lends itself to this change, if the writers are up to the challenge). 

On related news: I've debated reviewing Anne Rice's 1976 novel for a while. I know the queer theme is coded and it's not explicit that these guys are actually lovers in the original books (though Rice herself did admit it in 2012). To me, she was the forerunner of making Vampire fiction fun after being dead for so long. Without her, there would be no Twilight, nor any Vampire Diaries, or the countless stories here on GA that drew upon Rice's fantasy concepts.

 

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I'm only two years late!  Loved Anne Rice's vampires and all the books.  This series was excellent and I'm watching it again now on Prime.

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The Boston Globe television critic is very enthusiastic about the show. I very much enjoyed watching the first season myself. Looking forward to watching season 2 at some point.

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3 hours ago, Mikiesboy said:

I'm only two years late!  Loved Anne Rice's vampires and all the books.  This series was excellent and I'm watching it again now on Prime.

 

21 minutes ago, Ron said:

The Boston Globe television critic is very enthusiastic about the show. I very much enjoyed watching the first season myself. Looking forward to watching season 2 at some point.

 

Glad you guys caught on :) 

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I'm not familiar with Ann Rice, but I thought the acting, pacing, editing, all that was extremely well done. I just didn't care much about the story, they had too many domestics... which, if their relationship and family structure is that toxic in the book and with that weird looking film with Tom Cruise that I also have never watched, then fine. lol. I only watched season 1 I think, I'll have to rewatch, it has been ages. 

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I've been watching this series all along and have been enjoying it.  It gives you a bit of a history lesson as well, since it shows the progression through the years.  I also love the complex, and often volatile,  relationship between Daniel and Louis and Lestat

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