It’s October 9th and the prompt is Favourite Vampire/Werewolf. I’m going with a vampire and this vampire is Carmilla!
🔖 Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu
The O.G. Carmilla. The Carmilla that started it all.
Carmilla is a gothic story with one beautiful vampire and a whole bag of lesbian motifs and symbolism.
Did you know that it also inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula?
Well, it also inspired some modern, and gayer, retellings. They are all amazing and deserve attention!
Read them, watch them, love them! It’s spooky season so when’s a better time?
🔖 Lest I Know Your Weakness by Taylor Ramage
Do you like poetry? Do you like love letters? Do you like poetic love letters?
Lest I know Your Weakness is Carmilla but in a form of love letters between Carmilla and Laura.
It is in fact the original text but erased in such a way to form those gorgeous poems! How smart is that??
And, while the original has only Laura’s POV here we have both women speaking to each other by turns.
🔖 Carmilla the web series
This is how I fell in love with Carmilla. This ridiculous web series is better than most shit on TV. And it all takes place in one room.
Laura wants to be a reporter and just started university so she video blogs her simple life. But then her roommate disappears and she gets assigned a new one. A very goth one who avoids sun and drinks some weird red juice??
Of course, she has to get to the bottom of what is happening??
🔖 Carmilla the movie
So Carmilla the web series was very successfull! Yay!
And that got us a movie.
It picks up after the events of the web series but it also is more tied to the original novel and if you read that you’ll get more fun references.
And it’s FANTASTIC!
Also, it has one of the best sex scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie. Not overly sexualised but still super sensual and hot. Watch it!
What’s your favourite vampire/werewolf?
Have you seen/read any of the content I’ve mentioned?
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