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'Byzantium' Trailer: Vampire Romance Adds a Vampire-Prostitute-Single-Mom

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Saoirse Ronan is poised to become a big thing once Stephenie Meyer's new Twilight-but-with-aliens saga, The Host, hits theaters. But like Meyer, she's isn't making it there without first slogging through some painful vampire romance--a requirement she's apparently fulfilled with Neil Jordan's Byzantium. The film returns the Interview with a Vampire director to the realm of undead lust, but also adds in some single mom drama (with vampires). Ronan plays vampire daughter to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Gemma Arterton, who cannot resist the taste of human blood any more than she can resist any film at all with some supernatural creatures in it. She's on the run from some people or other vampires or something, and because this film does not grant vampire-human intercourse as much weight as a Twilight, she also does sex work to find victims, make rent, and keep in the current bustiers. She's immortal; why not? Creating vampire pubic lice is why not.

  • May 16, 2011
    Because Twilight still isn't blatantly female-oriented enough of a vampire tale for some folk, Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton are attached to star in a mother-daughter vampire story called Byzantium. Set to be directed by Interview with the Vampire's Neil Jordan from a script... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2013
    Just in time for celebrating commercialized, painfully-scripted romance, here's a new trailer for Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's latest commercialized, painfully-scripted romance, The Host. In case you've forgotten since the last trailer, the Andrew Niccol's adaptation invo... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2012
    Though Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga is drawing to a close, fear not, the author is not leaving us without some thinly-realized teen romance draped limply over genre fiction. Having written all the erotic passages she could about sparkling skin, Meyer has moved on to sparklin... / Continue →
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