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September 10th, 2009 (12:03 pm)
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I was reading about some new vampire show on the CW on aintitcoolnews, and the guy posting about it mentioned in passing that he knew there were tons of male vampire/human female pairings in film and TV, but he couldn't remember but one that went the other way around except for NEAR DARK. (Although LET THE RIGHT ONE IN sort of counts.) Made me remember reading Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's "Little Vampire" books when I was a kid: the (human) hero had a mutual attraction to his (vampire) best friend's sister, who was also a vampire. IIRC, she got vamped around his age, which was eleven or twelve or so, which would make things *increasingly alarming* if they ever paired up down the road.

Anyway, I wondered how many books in the series there wound up being, so checked the author's website. Turns out there were five published in the states.

Out of a total of *twenty.* The most recent was last year.

Huh.

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Posted by: Mouseketeer Stigmata (trom)
Posted at: September 10th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Only sort of a pairing

But "Once Bitten" is a female vampire - male human pairing.

Posted by: Drooling Fan Girl (droolfangrrl)
Posted at: September 10th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)

Well there's the gals in stoker's Dracula, and on TV _Wizards of Waverly Place_ on of the boys has a Vamp for a girlfriend, and... eh maybe there's more but that's all I can think of.

Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: September 10th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)

"The Hunger" by Whitley Strieber (though that's not really a female vamp/male human pairing)

Posted by: DUCKS CAN'T TALK. (very_improbable)
Posted at: September 10th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
coffee

Huh, I'd never noticed that.

(Doesn't Fox Mulder make it with a female vampire at some point, though, or have I gone computer-senile?)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 10th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)

There was also a female vamp - male human pairing (however brief) in My Best Friend is a Vampire. Can't beat a movie with Rene Auberjonois, David Warner, AND Hugh Laurie's punch-moppet from House.

Posted by: iscariot (izcariot)
Posted at: September 11th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)

It always amused me how Hollywood made 'Let the Right One In' more palatable[sic] - apparently, you can't have genderless vampires [it's apparently not OK for South African athletes either].

How about Lair of the White Worm - although I am nto too sure if the protagonist counts as a vampire ion the strictest sense of the word.

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