If you have ever wondered why Dracula’s victims were always female, I think I have a theory for you: the author, Bram Stoker, subconsciously made the vampire prey on women to assert an implied heterosexuality that’s been interwoven with the mythos of the creatures for centuries. It’s no surprise that popular vampire media of today has human girls in love with young-looking male vampires. The trope has been there for a long time, but it hasn’t always been the central relationship in a vampire novel. The grand exception is Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
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