The analogy breaks down in the second season and beyond, as we learn more about the intricate politics and metaphysical relationships among vampires.
They're governed by a mysterious, all-powerful "authority." Various characters are sheriffs, kings and queens of different territories.
Every vampire has a direct and complex relationship with her "master" (the vampire who turned her into a vampire)(and humans can be turned into vampires voluntarily, or against their will). Vampire blood is sold as a drug, conferring super-sensitivity, as well as endless sexual prowess. Some vampires seek peaceful integration, others want to destroy and enslave the human race.
Abraham, or Bram, Stoker is known for only one successful novel, Dracula, yet this one famous novel is widely considered to be one of the most famous horror novels in history. What could be at first considered a simple horror tale in fact contains subtle (and not so subtle) hints of homoeroticism. These "hints" could be subtle jabs at a stuffy, confused Victorian society, or a commentary on Stoker's friend Oscar Wilde and his legal situation at the time of the novel's composition.
These parts of the novel, when examined carefully, provide many insights into Stoker's characters, and also raise several questions as to their origins.
A question remains over Stoker's intent with the homoerotic content of the novel. Was the author merely writing a horror story to be construed as nothing more?
Was he trying to make a social commentary on the misunderstanding and treatment of homosexuals? Or was he mocking the situation homosexuals had during the late 1800s in Victorian England with a confused, homosexual villain in Count Dracula?
1. - Nosferatu (1922) by the director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau based on Stoker's novel, but without the rights to it. Murnau was a famous German director that he gave to the scenes where the vampire homoeroticism (old) attempts to pervert the lawyer (young) and tries to seduce him.
2. - The Dance of the Vampires (1967) by Roman Polansky who introduces the vampire homosexual, Ian Quarrier, which curiously seems obsessed with a bite to the character played by the director himself.
3. Blood for Dracula (1973) by Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol's film is a bloody and sexually explicit vision of Dracula, where gay connotations are hinted at in the script and made explicit in the recreation in the anatomy of Joe Dallesandro gay myth.
4. - The Hunger (1983) by Tony Scot starring Catherine Deneuve a link that sick of men is linked to Susan Sarandon.
5. Boys (1987) by Joel Schumacher; movie gay teen vampire whose reading is supported by the director homosexual condition. For many, the vampire brother, for his clothes and as has decorated the room, is totally gay, being a metaphor total of homosexuality in the closet .
6. Interview with the Vampire (1994) One of the most homoerotic vampire movies ever seen. Although not shown in an obvious way, sexual preferences guess vampires with every bite. Starring Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Tom Cruise morbid only adds to this modern vampire story.
7. The Addiction (1996) Movie atypical vampire, copyright, transgressive and philosophical pretensions. Nietzsche, sex and drugs together in this cocktail always intellectual vampirism as a metaphor for AIDS fund.
8. The Queen of the Damned (2002) If "Interview with the Vampire" gay connotations, this adaptation of the third book in the series "Vampire Chronicles" by Anne Rice is a monument to the gayness.
Everything is pink from the setting, the dialogue, until the vampire played by Vincent Perez, a thinly disguised aristocratic mannerisms.
9.Dante 's Cove is the first television series of gay-themed horror / fantastic. Although the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the stars lesbian, this series is the first in which the cast is made up almost entirely homosexual actors and actresses or filogays.
10. True Blood. The series revolves around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic Human-Fairy hybrid known as a halfling (not to be confused with similarly named, but unrelated creatures found in other fantasy works). Sookie is a waitress at Merlotte's Bar and Grill, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps. Sam is a shapeshifter, though this secret is kept hidden from most of the town. Other characters include Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps to take up residence in his former home following the death of his last remaining relative; Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Sookie's tough-talking but insecure best friend; Sookie's womanizing brother
Jason (Ryan Kwanten); thousand-year-old vampire and Sheriff of Area 5, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård); and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), a short order cook, drug dealer, road crew member and medium.
The show explores several contemporary issues, such as the struggle for equal rights, discrimination and violence against minorities and homosexuals, the problems of drug addiction, the power of faith and religion, the control/influence of the media, the quest for identity, and the importance of family.