My vampires! AMC has launched its new television adaptation of Interview with The Vampire based on the novel by Anne Rice and he’s very gay.
The new series stars Jacob Anderson like Louis de Pointe du Lac and sam reid as Lestat De Lioncourt, as Louis tells journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) about his chaotic vampiric relationship with Lestat.
The television series is the latest adaptation of the immensely popular gothic series of Anne Ricewhich first came out in 1976 and was later made into a movie in 1994 starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
As the story progresses, Lestat and Louis adopt a vampire girl, Claudia (Bailey Bass), and we witness the horror that unfolds from there.
Unlike Pitt and Cruise’s version of the story, the new series is unapologetic about its weirdness with enough gay vampire husband content to please every competing fan.
Speaking to Rotten Tomatoess about adding the queer angle and casting black people in previously white roles, Bass said: “The truth is that Anne Rice was the most pro-LGBTQIA and pro-diverse person.
“She was all for it, she just wrote these characters as white papers. But the essence of her is here. I think the good thing is that she is in this fantasy world…”
While Anderson added: “I hope people see themselves in these monsters, to be honest. We do not move away from the camp, nor from the blood, nor from the impudence. I think Anne Rice’s monsters are the most humane monsters you’ll ever find.
“The hope is that people see this and see themselves, or see their own relationships, or see that they are not strangers and that they are not strangers. Or that they are outsiders and recognize that this is what makes us remarkable.
Indeed, back in the year 2000, Rice addressed the vibrations homoerotic on her work in an interview: “For me, as a writer, it’s important to let everything come out spontaneously and not think too much about it.
“I don’t sit and think, ‘I’m going to write about gay characters or I’m going to write about a homoerotic subject.’ It just keeps happening in my work quite naturally.”
The series doesn’t shy away from both emotional and physical intimate moments between our two leads, and Reid and Anderson even told the story of how one particularly steamy scene had to be shot with a sea saw manned by “four sweaty men.”
Fans have been extremely happy about the queer twist and have been shouting their joy on social media. “Lestat seems so peaceful. He is so happy. They are both finally living this moment. The horror, the fear, the hesitation… I am emotionally devastated. They did it,” wrote one fan.
While another gushed about the sweet “coffin pillow talk” Lestat and Louis have after an argument. And others just put all their love into fan art of the two characters.
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