This essay was commissioned by Anne. You can find out more about commissions here. All vampires worth talking about are queer. While various popular works of the genre might elide it, this fact is buried in the genre’s roots. In 1816, Polidori publishes The Vampyre, a thinly veiled […]
I'm Vrai Kaiser, writer by profession and analytic nerd for the love of the game. I've been published in online magazine The Alligator, and am currently working to get my first novel published. Here you'll find updates on my work, as well as pop culture analysis, recaps, and reviews. Commentary and requests are always welcome.
Okay y’all, who wants to talk about adolescent transmasculine misogyny?
Hey, y’all. I got a chance to write up a feature for IGN in honor of Evangelion having a legal release again! I took my best shot at explaining what the heck’s going on in the franchise’s main endings (not all of them; that would take reams of […]
Because good lord did we need to end on something sweet, even if it is a bit on the toothless side.
Trash & Treasures Pride Month Edition: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar (w/ Alexis Sara)
The title isn’t the only thing about this movie that’s A Lot.
This was the longest 90 minutes I’ve sat through in a good long while. Lesbian phase movies will do that.
I’ve been a fan of Good Omens since high school, so there was exactly zero chance I was gonna miss out on writing about its very, very long-awaited adaptation.
Things are always queer around here, but this is the time of year where we structure a whole lecture series about an aspect of queer film history.
The ur-sick kid tragedy porn.
“Creating as a woman, for female readers, [Hagio] found herself wanting to make every action more realistic and plausible. As she put it in her 2005 Comics Journal interview, ‘it came out sort of giggly.’ It was important that the characters be Other in order for Hagio to […]