Tuesday, April 20, 2010
EROTIC horror? Who MOI?!
In the midst of it my muse took over and steered me into introducing some eroticism in it.
"Come on!" Muse said. "This is screaming for erotic storytelling--what with decadent vampires, are you kidding?!"
"But I don't think I can!"
"Look, if you want to be a prude that's your business! But as long as WE'RE doing this story together, I insist on calling the shots! You got that?!"
I finally agreed, though humiliated. I mean this muse has no idea of how I was raised!
I still can't write anything erotic or even spicy UNLESS IT'S HORROR-BASED!
The above scene is from Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, which had a few highly erotic scenes in it. This one is one of them wherein Jonathan Harker (Keenu Reeves) is "distracted" by some wanton "brides."
As vampires, at least the ones I write about, are entirely decadent and self-indulgent in the extreme.
In all honesty, we don't expect Dracula or his brides to be prudes, do we? I mean I can't really envision any of them saying, "Look, I do not believe in sex before marriage--nor sex after re-animation if you want to get technical about it!"
Nah! Doesn't sound right, does it?!
Conclusion! I'm going to go with the flow. I've told Muse and we are so happy we're going to do lunch sometime! Meanwhile I'm going to let the story lead me wherever it does--I mean my vampires have to be a little bit naughty, right?!