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Why Women Love Vamps: It's Really a Desire For Gay Men?

Why Women Love Vamps: It's Really a Desire For Gay Men?

Esquire's Stephen Marche thinks he's figured out the obvious explanation for the vampire craze sweeping the world. He writes:

Vampires have overwhelmed pop culture because young straight women want to have sex with gay men. Not all young straight women, of course, but many, if not most, of them.

So there you have it. Still confused? Using Twilight as an example, Marche draws a parallel between Edward and a gay man who is the object of a straight woman's lust. He says that just like an unresponsive gay man, Edward is a "sweet, screwed-up high school kid, and at the beginning of his relationship with Bella, she is attracted to him because he is strange, beautiful, and seemingly repulsed by her."

Marche believes that wanting Edward to be your boyfriend is the same as wishing you could turn that gorgeous gay man into your lover. Are you buying this theory? If not, why do you think some women love the vamps?

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