Musings & Meditations

Vampyros Lesbos: Lesbian Vampires, Sexadelic Style

Posted in Horror, Movies, Vampires, Women in Horror, Writing by Pam Keesey on January 1, 2010

A great start to 2010! My most recent essay, “Vampyros Lesbos: Lesbian Vampires, Sexadelic Style,” is now available in issue #4 of Scarlet: The Film Magazine.

Scarlet Magazine #4Released in 1971, Jess Franco’s psychedelic lesbian vampire film is a one-of-a-kind journey into the inner life of a world weary lesbian vampire and her intended victim.

“On the surface it would seem that Vampyros Lesbos is a story of love gone awry, of Nadine’s attempted seduction of Linda, and Linda’s rejection Nadine, of her lifestyle and everything the lifestyle has to offer. In the end, however, it’s the tale of two women, each with their own desires, and each with their own means of attaining the objects of their desire.”

Available at Universal Newsstands, Hollywood Book & Posters, Creepy Classics, Horrorbles, Midtown Comics, Scary Monsters, DreamHaven, Oldies.com, Dark Delicacies & more. Overseas Scarlet may be ordered from Cinema Store & Hemlock Books (both in England).

You can also order directly from Scarlet Film Magazine by using PayPal. Send an e-mail to: scarletthefilmmag@yahoo.com.

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Queer Vampires: A Morbid Curiosity

Posted in Art & Society, Books, Events, Mythology and Folklore, Sexuality and Culture, Vampires, Writing by Pam Keesey on August 13, 2009

Queer vampires, Vampire-Con, and me featured in Frontiers in L.A. magazine

From Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire and Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer to today’s craze over Twilight and True Blood, the vampire genre has come from out of the grave to take center stage.

Read more….

Four Stories

Posted in Writing by Pam Keesey on June 10, 2008

Jorge Luis Borges once said that there are only four stories to be told:

  • a love story involving two people
  • a love story involving three people
  • the struggle for power
  • a journey

Brokenness

Posted in Writing by Pam Keesey on March 24, 2008

There is a brokenness
out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness
out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.

 — Rashani, 1991

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Half-written

Posted in Writing by Pam Keesey on March 2, 2008

I keep thinking I’m going to be better about posting to my blog, but here I sit with so many half-finished blog entries. I’ve been thinking about what the block is, and I’m realizing that part of it is that I’m a writer. I want to think about what I’ve written before it sees the light of day. Think and reflect. And then edit and rewrite. Repeat.

Maybe someday these half-written entries will see the light of day.

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