Grab your leather jackets and shape up your mullet because we're celebrating our 150th episode with a seminal queer vampire text in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys (1987)! Joining us for the discussion is Marisa Mirabal, a co-host of the Black Magic Coven podcast!
After taking a look at the historical context of the film's release (height of the Reagan era, AIDS crisis, the Moral Majority), we'll go all-in on this time capsule of the '80s, which originated as a sort of "Goonies Go Vampire" before Schumacher stepped in and sexified everything up.
Plus, "Cry Little Sister" (a lot), vampirism as a metaphor for oral sex, Kiefer Sutherland's "dance bars," a late-in-the-episode discussion of the film's two sequels and an anecdote about how The Lost Boys tricked Trace into reading Mormon propaganda.
- Vrai Kaiser. "Boys Beware (of Vampire Punks): Queerness in The Lost Boys". Fashionable Tinfoil Accessories.
- Alex Godfrey. "The Lost Boys: Joel Schumacher On Making The Coolest Vampire Movie Of All Time". Empire.
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