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Old September 23 2012, 11:50 PM   #1607
Greg Cox
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Kegg wrote: View Post
The gender comments are interesting as the contrast is given between del Toro's vampires and 'traditional' 'tuxedo-clad studs,' which seems a pretty explicit nod to Bela Lugosi's Dracula, who comes from a movie I haven't often heard said to skew female..
You'd be surprised. Don't forget, the Bela Lugosi Dracula was released on Valentine's Day, 1931 and marketed as "The Strangest Love Story Ever Told." Which suggests that Universal thought it was a date movie, with plenty of female appeal.

At the time, Lugosi was actually considered a sex symbol, in the Rudolph Valentino mode and got tons of fan mail from smitten female admirers. (He also had a fling with Clara Bow, after she saw him play Dracula on Broadway.)
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