This Vampire Feminist Erotic Film Is Perfect For Halloween
I have the perfect thing for you this Halloween: Feminist vampire porn. Yup, you read that right. Your favorite feminist pornographer, Erika Lust, has created a beautiful short film called Can Vampires Smell My Period? that tackles both vampire fantasies and the taboo of period sex.
But first, what is about vampires that is so damn sexy? The first time I saw Interview With the Vampire I was young enough to feel confused about my feelings and old enough to know that there was a lot of taboo stuff going on there. Brad Pitt was femme-y but still very dangerous and just so hot. Something about the fact that being with him was so forbidden that it could kill you was hella appealing to my dramatic, middle school self. And, of course, one of the biggest sensations of recent years, Twilight, created an entire generation of girls whose first fantasies were occupied by pale skinned, sharp-toothed lovers.
That’s the environment that undoubtedly spawned a fantasy that was submitted to feminist pornographer Erika Lust’s XConfessions series (NSFW). In XConfessions, Lust takes fan-submitted fantasies and turns them into short films. She’s already covered a range of subjects, from foot fetishists to public submission to latex, just to name a few. Her latest, though, is 100 percent perfect for this spooky time of year.
"Throughout the past century we have seen the vampire myth develop from it’s origin but what they all share in common is a dark, underlying sexuality that is irresistible to an audience," Lust tells Bustle. "Vampires are inextricably tied with erotica. They are permanently young, beautiful, and have an innate desire to suck on you. So I knew it was the perfect story plot to explore the most taboo of sexual subjects. It was the moment to finally shoot a story of vampires and period sex!"
Here’s the fantasy that inspired the film:
Hi! My name is Elise and I’m a big fan of vampires.
I’m also one of those girls who gets extremely horny when I’m on my period.
The other day I was playing with myself, and left a red stain in my white blanket. It was so pretty, those shiny red drops painting the sheet…
And then I stared at my bloody, dripping fingers, and it made me wonder:
1 – Are vampires able to smell when females are on their periods?
2 – And if they do, will that make them hungry… or horny?
I just hope some day my blood reaches one, and then I’ll finally know the answers.
The short film — which can be streamed for subscribers on XConfessions (NSFW) and also for either 72 hours or a lifetime at Lust’s new online cinema, Erotic Films (NSFW) — stars Mischa Cross, who we first see looking out at the night. A shadow passes in front of the view and Mischa feels aroused, but isn’t really sure why. She gets into bed and her period blood is visible as she masturbates. She then falls asleep and the viewer sees Parker Max eying her, all pale skin and dark eyes. He’s drawn to her blood, of course, but you’ll have to watch the full film to find out if he bites her or not. (No spoilers!)
Period sex is still so taboo — even though plenty of people with vaginas find that they’re actually really horny on their periods — that it’s awesome to see a badass feminist pornographer like Erika Lust tackling the topic in such a sexy, sexy way. If Twilight left you high and dry and wanting more — or if you’re just really into period sex — don’t miss Can Vampires Smell My Period? (NSFW)