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Do you think Louis and Lestat were in love from Interview with a vampire?

It seems like it to me. It looked like Anne Rice was a pro-gay writer and was giving society a look at what a modern gay family would look like. Lestat, Louis and their adopted daughter.


by Anonymousreply 1803/31/2013

Ya, now that I think about it. The whole "vampire" thing was probably just some sort of symbolization of how homosexuals were regarded at the time. The whole coming out only at night. Not being able to interact with human beings. It all seems like symbolization to me now.

by Anonymousreply 103/30/2013

She wrote a TONS of gay porn at that time so probably yes.

by Anonymousreply 203/30/2013

Her son is gay.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2013

They were in love. Tragically of course. Also their love almost transcends the fact that they are both men, they are both vampire. That's all that mattered.

Met her son Christopher at a book signing once. Kind of cute. He writes fun, escapist, gay oriented mysteries.

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2013

I don't remember the story entirely, but Louis was a victim of Lestat's hunger first and foremost. Did they fall in love after Lestat turned Louis (instead of leaving him as another drained corpse) ? Maybe so .... Louis seemed endlessly tortured by Lestat, yet he never left on his own (until Claudia came along and she acted on her hatred for Lestat).

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2013

Oh, honey -- it was an SM analogy. She was writing lots of SM at the time.

Get it straight (so to speak).

by Anonymousreply 603/30/2013

It was the first Tom Cruise movie I didn't see.

Vampires: Ick.

by Anonymousreply 703/30/2013

No, Lestat was gay and Louis was straight but when you turn Vampire you are connected to the one who turned you.

by Anonymousreply 803/30/2013

I think Louis was too scared to go out on his own and so he stayed with Lestat for security and companionship.

When he finally found some guts to move, Lestat made Claudia.

Towards the end of the books I think he did love him then.

by Anonymousreply 903/30/2013

Lestat was in love with Louie but not vice versa.

by Anonymousreply 1003/31/2013

In the film, was this the part of the storyline that either Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt had refused to either kiss or have a sex scene?

by Anonymousreply 1103/31/2013

During the Vampire Chronicles both had multiple male lovers. Pretty much all her vampires seem to be into each other. I think they are all a bi, definitely Lestat and Louis.

In Interview Lestat clearly wants to have a family with Louis and Claudia (Claudia was an attempt to "save the marriage"), but Louis doesn't really go for it because he is repulsed by Lestat's lack of morals. He is attracted and attached to him though.

by Anonymousreply 1203/31/2013

R4 he is a hack who writes shit, fun is a very nice word for shit. He ONLY gets published because of who Mama is and the fact that gays will worship at his feet, again because of who she is.

by Anonymousreply 1303/31/2013

[r13] I'm not saying he's a great genious. I did originally give him a shot because I was such a fan of his mothers' and because I was a young gay reader. So to me it was fun to read a light work of fiction with gay male leads and a bit of homoeroticism thrown in. Not everything has to be War and Peace.

by Anonymousreply 1403/31/2013

OP I went to New Orleans after the first of her vampire chronicles came out, I am a much bigger fan of her Witching Hour series, and I had to go by the house that she wrote about. Turns out it's her house. And she was there. And she invited me and my bf in. She is AWESOME to her fans and used to throw fantastic Halloween parties for everyone. You could just show up. Her son is gay and she was born Howard O'brien

by Anonymousreply 1503/31/2013

I think if he didn't have any talent, he'd've given up after a book or two. But he hasn't. I've enjoyed most of his books, and after the first, it never occurred to me that his mother might be ghostwriting them for him.

And he's kind of cute, yeah, which probably helps. Back when there were gay bookstores, the second thing I'd look at were the authors' photos.

by Anonymousreply 1603/31/2013

i liked "The Moonlit Earth" (2010) with the exception of the (possible spoiler alert) queeny "villain" we are introduced to early on. He seemed to be a bitter bitch and I don't think the older gay character's "mentoring" helped at all.

by Anonymousreply 1703/31/2013

I read IWTV. I found it very boring.

As for Louis and Lestat...NO, they were not "in love." In fact, Louis despised Lestat. Louis DID love Claudia, the little girl Lestat made a vampire. He considered her his "child" but they seemed more like lovers, especially when she grew into an adult (her body stayed that of a five or six year old child).

Towards the end of the book Claudia has a very strange relationship with a red-headed (ALL of Rice's main characters have flame-red, flowing golden wavy blonde or raven black hair) woman named Madeline that seems very incestuous. She fixates on the woman, who is mentally unstable due to the death of her four or five year old daughter (who implausibly looked like Claudia). She bullies Louis into making Madeline a vampire because she WANTS her: "give her to me!", she commands poor wimpy Louis. Supposedly when Madeline is transformed she will be Claudia's "mother"' mother to a bloodthirsty adult vampire trapped in a child's body. But their desire for each other seems more lover-like and parent and child. It's disgusting!

Louis was in love with the red-haired Armand, not Lestat.

At any rate, I hate what Ann Rice did to the old vampire legends with her trashy books. She made vampires, who were previously demonic soulless monsters, into glamorous, sexually alluring creatures who lolled about in their expensive finery and sumptuous living quarters, without a care in the world. The reader is supposed to feel sympathy and compassion for them, despire their propensity for killing innocent people by draining them of their blood. And of course in Rice's novels NOBODY notices anything amiss about the bone-white creatures who never age, sleep in coffins and never venture out except at night. And the numerous bloodless bodies that they leave behind are apparently dismissed without notice, too.

by Anonymousreply 1803/31/2013
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