- May 31, 2019
The man who ruined Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, and one-half of the duo behind the Sherlock Holmes reboot, Mark Gatiss, have teamed up together for a reboot of another classic story, Dracula. The new show will debut on BBC in 2020. Oh, and Dracula has been made bisexual while Van Helsing has been turned into a woman.
The USA Today Post is reporting that the BBC is proud and out about making Dracula a connoisseur of the alphabet soup, with Mark Gatiss telling press…
“He’s got broad tastes has this Dracula. It’s not just a collection of Sixties women with push-up bras this time. Dracula has never discriminated, in so far as he can tell the difference between the sexes. He goes for his food but also people who interest him.
“This goes right the way back. There’s a moment at the end of a Hammer film with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing when he goes to bite him and it’s very, very homoerotic for its time.”
According to the The Sun, the brand ruination doesn’t end there.
They note that Van Helsing, famous vampire hunter, will be portrayed by a woman. They slipped in the news about Van Helsing’s gender-swap at the very end of the article, writing…
“A woman will also replace vampire-hunter Professor Van Helsing in the adaptation, due to air next year.”
The rest of the article has some slightly exceptional whining at the end, but it's point stands. The BBC is going to make yet another woke version of a long standing franchise based on British literature, this time starring a girl as Van Helsing! Because that's totally never been done before. (Hellsing even went one further and temporarily made Drac a troon. As degenerate as that and every other Anime is, at least that series recognized that female heroes actually have to EARN their awesomeness, and not just have it handed to them without cost or consequence.)
This isn't the first time that the BBC has tackled Dracula. But they couldn't let the Woke Bandwagon go by without jumping on it and dragging this old reliable horror franchise with them. Next week: a version of Peter Pan where Peter is a child sex trafficker who flies Wendy and friends to the magical Epstein Island, where sensual pleasures beyond their imaginations await!