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    When did vampires become sexy?

    So I'm reading "Dracula's guest" by Bram Stoker (basically a part of the original Dracula that got cut for length when it was first published.) and it got me thinking, when did vampires actually become sex symbols and heart throbs?
    Dracula isn't exactly sexy. He's charming when he wants to be, but he's still 100% a predator. From what I remember of the original book, he has no sex appeal, nor any interest in that. it's all about feeding.
    If you look back further in mythology, vampires are vile creatures, often both hideous and unintelligent. That's really kind of a jump from monsters to... well, twilight and anne rice.
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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    i never got this reading the original book,creepy yes,sexy no way
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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    Quote Originally Posted by iris View Post
    So I'm reading "Dracula's guest" by Bram Stoker (basically a part of the original Dracula that got cut for length when it was first published.) and it got me thinking, when did vampires actually become sex symbols and heart throbs?
    Dracula isn't exactly sexy. He's charming when he wants to be, but he's still 100% a predator. From what I remember of the original book, he has no sex appeal, nor any interest in that. it's all about feeding.
    If you look back further in mythology, vampires are vile creatures, often both hideous and unintelligent. That's really kind of a jump from monsters to... well, twilight and anne rice.
    IIRC, the alluring vamps in Stoker's work were Dracula's wives but I haven't read the relevant scene in a few years.
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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    To answer your question Vampire became sexy when the Twlight book series was released.

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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    IIRC, the alluring vamps in Stoker's work were Dracula's wives but I haven't read the relevant scene in a few years.
    I don't remember the specifics of that either, but yea the sisters were seductive. Still not exactly the way they are now. I'm.pretty sure Stoker would have died laughing if you told him Dracula was gonna be a love interest.
    I really am interested in when they became what they are now. Or why.

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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    i think ann rice created the sexy vamp,she also did a kind of s/m book too, that was shocking to me personelly
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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    i think ann rice created the sexy vamp,she also did a kind of s/m book too, that was shocking to me personelly
    She might have in the sense we have them now. I'm curious if there's anything before that.

    The sleeping beauty books yea xD I read one of them. That was something. But not safe to discuss here.
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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    yes very hard for my personal taste in reading.
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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    Quote Originally Posted by iris View Post
    I don't remember the specifics of that either, but yea the sisters were seductive. Still not exactly the way they are now. I'm.pretty sure Stoker would have died laughing if you told him Dracula was gonna be a love interest.
    I really am interested in when they became what they are now. Or why.

    Bart. Lestat was around before anyone even thought of twilight.
    I'm a little familiar of Lestat.

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    Re: When did vampires become sexy?

    As with all weird sexual things in society, it can get pinpointed to the Victorian age. =P https://www.bustle.com/p/heres-how-t...nster-12083525 This is a great breakdown of it. If you don't want to read the article, basically this guy wrote a vampire novel basing the vampire on Lord Byron, then shortly afterwards Carmilla was published. https://www.bustle.com/p/heres-how-t...nster-12083525

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    I mean, yes, they are taboo-breaking "bad boys," and they do tend to represent unbridled lust and/or socially "unconventional" desires, and all of those things are deeply sexy to some people. But also, once we hit the middle of the 20th Century, women started writing about vampires. Specifically, women started subverting the classic vampire tropes.
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