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I'm a little disapointed but will still watch it

Posted by CatcherintheRye on Sunday, May 15 2022 at 4:12:24PM

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? I haven't been around in a while. I still lurk from time to time but haven't bothered posting much the last couple of years.

For those that don't know me, I was never very opinionated and mostly just posted about girls and entertainment related stuff and hung out in the chatroom.

Anyway,just wanted to post about the TV show of Interview with the Vampire that they're making. I know in the past there's been a few Anne Rice fans here, mostly because of the forever a child vampire Claudia in the first book, and played by the lovely Kirsten Dunst in the movie, who had some interesting screen time moments with the adult Brad Pitt when she was around 11.

Anyway, as somewhat expected, in the TV show that is coming out this fall, there's some changes and differences from the book. I guess one shouldn't be surprised that the fact that the vampire Louis was a slave owner in the 1750's wouldn't go over as well with people these days, so they went for the complete opposite and made him black. This doesn't bother me at all, but it is a little unfortunate that they subsequently had to change the time period much of the story takes place in, now set either in the 1900's or 1920's which just kind of throws the story and events off I bit. It will be interesting to see how this affects it.

Like I said, I'm not bothered by this at all, but why oh why did they have to age up my precious Claudia to her late teens!! :( :( :(

Played by the 17 year old Bailey Bass from the Avatar movies apparently. Pretty cute for a teen, but I was really looking forward to watching a cute little hottie preteen or tween as the new Claudia for a TV series. ARGH!

I mean, not only is this disappointing as a Girl Lover, but really it changes her whole character. The entire inner struggle and turmoil of the character Claudia was that she was a decades old adult vampire forever trapped in the body of a child, and how she would never grow to experience adulthood. And her frustration at being viewed and treated as only a child, by everyone around her, including those who knew her like Louis and Lestat. Now as someone in her late teens, this entire aspect to her and struggle will no longer be present as she's essentially a fully developed young adult that could easily pass as a young woman if she needed to. Unless they're going to do something stupid like "Oh no, I'm forever a teenager! GASP!"

But yeah, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. People might freak out these days at the mild vague implication that the child vampire Louis and Claudia were in a romantic relationship. In the 1994 movie, her and Louis slept in the same coffin and I think she even kissed him but they shot it at an angle where Kirsten Dunst didn't actually have to touch Brad Pitt's lips with her own.

Anyway, they're making The Lives of the Mayfair Witches from Anne Rice into a TV series too. I'm assuming I can completely give up on the idea of Mona Mayfair being 13 when she seduces and has sex with the 40 something year old Michael Curry! :)


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