Dracula is Not Sexy by K. A. Laity

Hint: I’m talking about the book —

Punk Noir Magazine

I was happy to dive into the latest take on Dracula via the BBC: Claes Bang and Dolly Wells. But I marvel anew at the attempts to make the count a sexy predator irresistible to women — and in this case men, too, which is at least something of an advance on the novel’s Victorian morality. Stoker had to invent the three ‘brides’ to avoid any suggestion of male-on-male shenanigans, but Gatiss et. al. don’t mind that a bit. Having taught the text a few times, I can’t help turning my mind back to Jonathan Harker’s first descriptions of the Count:
His face was a strong—a very strong—aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils; with lofty domed forehead, and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely elsewhere. His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to…

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