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Sunday, August 12, 2001
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The fascination that the combination of vampirism and lesbianism exerts on young, impressionable minds cannot be denied (though it may be decried as any number of vile things...!)
Needless to say, a myriad of Hammer Films (and their imitators) contributed to this, through the years...
Hammer Films were, overall, the most impacting genre films of all - but, for this category, they were not the sole ones! Oh no - far from it. Roger Vadim gave it a try with his Blood And Roses, which was an artfilm more than anything else. José Ramon Larraz made his 1974 Vampyres the most lustful vampire lovers ever (Ingrid Pitt has more class but her Vampire Lovers are not as luscious; nor is The Hunger's twosome) and since the genre has gone by the wayside, it is a distinction that will likely stick, in the future. Several lesser filmmakers gave it the old college try, too... And then there was the very odd Vampyros Lesbos...!
How can one forget the turns that the delectable Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, Yutte Stensgaard, Anulka Dziubinska, Marianne Morris, Celeste Yarnall and many others took at portraying these type of nocturnal creatures with insatiable (and often incomprehensible) desires...?
Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon's cinematic encounter (top) is quite unforgettable too, indubitably...
There were more forgettable such encounters over the years, certainly... hell, they were the pits, I say! 

(No offense, Miss Pitt!)
However, there were truly unforgettable pairs as well!

But the uncontested queen of the genre remains Ingrid Pitt - Countess Dracula herself - and her harem!
And hers is the dubious distinction of knowing how to both titillate and scare half-to-death an audience, all at once, and, seemingly, at will too!
Ingrid Pitt remains forever linked to the role of Carmilla (actually, yes, it was) just as Ingrid Bergman remains forevermore the one Anastasia of cinema and Romy Schneider the Sissi, Empress...! 

Odd comparison, you say? I think not! 
Here's to you, Ingrid!
No, that's not blood - it's cherry! ;)






The phenomenon was parodied often - brilliantly so here by one Steve Coogan
His parody of lesbian vampire movies, with Coogan and Sally Bretton as newlyweds invited to stay at the castle of lustful Countess Kronsteen (Ronni Ancona, having a blast!)
From Coogan's comedy-horror tv series, Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible,
Episode: "Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust"
Coogan could not get Ingrid pitt to participate; he got the next best thing in the classy Honor Blackman (The Avengers' Cathy Gale and 007's Pussy Galore - somthing she has in common with Countess Kronsteen there! But Honor is playing a Van Helsing type here, really; a middle-aged, sexy-as-hell female Van Helsing! And why not - if monstruous bloodsucking vampire women -particularly vampire lesbians- can be perceived as sexy despite their age that reaches inot the hundreds -allegedly- surely a middle-aged woman who looks her age can be sexy too!)

Vampire women have a certain allure all their own though...
It is all very subjective, really!




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