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Join us for a sinfully sapphic good time as we discuss lesbian vampires — sinking our teeth into a couple of classics with an expert guest.


Not Your Final Girl is returning to the vampire beat, this time with the expert perspective of our guest Annie Rose Malamet, film writer and host of the excellent podcast Girls, Guts, & Giallo.

Get ready for a retrospective of lesbian bloodsuckers, revolving around transgressive Universal monster flick Dracula’s Daughter (1936), and Harry Kümel’s erotically charged Daughters of Darkness (1971).

Topics include lesbians in the time of the Hays Code, sadomasochism, spunky secretaries and their boring hetero love interests, fucked up shit we watched in French class, the Carmilla/Elizabeth Bathory dynamic, overreliance on TV Tropes, the use of red outerwear in vampire stories, and of course, Gowns. We had so much fun and learned a lot making this episode!

If you’re looking for more lesbian vampire movies to sink your teeth into after these, we’ve got you there, too. Fill up a chalice of whatever vampiric beverage you prefer (including blood…we don’t judge) and let’s get into it.

About our guest, Annie Rose:

Leather, Film Writer, and Hostess of a podcast and live screening series about subversive, controversial cinema.

Check out Girls, Guts, & Giallo here. Follow Annie on Twitter here and Instagram here.


Not Your Final Girl is a podcast hosted by three women (Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder) just trying to make it to the end of the movie. Join us bi-weekly for deep dives into horror with a fresh take on the genre we love! We’re @NYFGpod on Letterboxd if you want to check out all the movies we’ve talked about on the pod. You can also follow Candace at @crammpuss if you want to peek at what movies might be coming up next.

A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network.

The original music/theme song for the show was done by Ariel Dyer, Our main show logo/artwork was created by Brian Demarest (@evilflynn on Instagram). 

If you love this episode, be sure to head here to catch up on past episodes. You can also find this bi-weekly podcast on all major podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Be sure to follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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