Twilight, True Blood, Dracula -- what is it with women and vampires?
So Carolyn Kylstra, the "Ask the Girl Next Door" girl says this:
It's not all vampires, so slicking your hair back and donning a cape isn't a Halloween hookup ticket. It's the deeply tortured vampires - the ones oozing sexual energy because they've repressed their blood-lust instincts. (Like the "vegetarian" Edward Cullen.) They're reflective, passionate, and eternally faithful. Plus, they're played by guys like David Boreanaz and Stephen Moyer. Yum
Being a member of the Naked David Boreanaz Club I say amen to the yum part! Not quite sure I agree with her though... partly because of the Cullen comment (who the F*** thinks repeating high school is a good idea?) and partly because I don't think the whole
Here's my theory (and it's not solidified yet - it's mainly thought vomit): first of all, sexy males are sexy males - a hunky tall, dark and handsome, human looking male is already starting off on a good foot. Then you add on the whole bad boy complex that so many women faint over - Mr. Bad isn't Bad, he is trust trouble, and YOU can help him in his darkest moments (blah blah blah). And here I agree with Kylstra - they are portrayed as passionate, reflective, faithful, hunks of love. They have put a wall up - and nothing has penetrated it - until you. Yes, you, a common female have shown the way of love to this dark, powerful, usually rich and intelligent creature, and he is eternally grateful, and will show you how grateful he is (and will continually give you thanks with passion and pleasure). Add a little blood and biting and eternal life and you add a bit of carnal pleasure, mystery and eliminate the fear of death. In real life these scenarios would never work - that's what makes them fantasy.
How can you not enjoy a hot vampire?