Not Your Final Girl Podcast – Lesbian Vampires With Annie Rose: Dracula’s Daughter And Daughters Of Darkness

by Ariel Dyer

Not Your Final Girl is returning to the vampire beat, this time with the expert perspective of our guest Annie Rose Malamet, film writer and host of the excellent podcast Girls, Guts, & Giallo. Get ready for a retrospective of lesbian bloodsuckers, revolving around transgressive Universal monster flick Dracula’s Daughter (1936), and Harry Kümel’s erotically charged Daughters of Darkness (1971).

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Topics include lesbians in the time of the Hays Code, sadomasochism, spunky secretaries and their boring het love interests, fucked up shit we watched in French classthe Carmilla/Elizabeth Bathory dynamic, over reliance on TV Tropes, the use of red outerwear in vampire stories, and of course, Gowns.

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We had so much fun and learned a lot making this episode! If you’re looking for more lesbian vampire movies to sink your teeth into after these, we’ve got you there too. Fill up a chalice of whatever vampiric beverage you prefer (including blood – we don’t judge) and let’s get into it.

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About our guest, Annie Rose: Leather, Film Writer, and Hostess of a podcast and live screening series about subversive, controversial cinema. Check out Girls, Guts, & Giallo here. Follow Annie on Twitter here and instagram here.

A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on!

Movies Discussed: Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Daughters of Darkness (1971)

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