Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This Bites

Remember a year ago when we learned a queer female vampire/vampire hunter love story was coming to Netflix and we were all like, “Can’t wait to sink my teeth into that!” Well, get those chompers ready. Just in time for Pride, Netflix is dropping its new lesbian Romeo/Juliette vampire/vampire hunter series “First Kill” next month.

It stars Imani Lewis as Calliope “Cal” Burns, who comes from a long line of vampire hunters, and Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette Fairmont, who comes from a long line of vampires. You can see where this relationship might have some issues to work through with that premise, but who am I to judge another’s relationship.

I’m not familiar with either actress, though they have a few handful of credits their names. Mostly I wanna know if they’ll have good chemistry and the trailer is not a great indicator because it’s too busy making sure we realize this is “Romeo & Juliet” but MAKE IT GAY WITH FANGS.

Obviously, I am going to watch this. The tone from the trailer and poster feels more campy/sexy “True Blood” than quippy/zeitgeisty “Buffy” on the “What Kind of Vampire Show is This”-scale. Though I am 100% not mad about the inclusion of Elizabeth Mitchell, who fellow Olds will remember as Dr. Kerry Weaver’s O.G. lesbian love interest on “E.R.,” Dr. Kim Legaspi. If you’re sitting down I can also tell you that that Kerry and Kim storyline is…wait for it…TWENTY-TWO YEARS OLD.

Right, so like I said, I will watch this. But possibly with a walker nearby.


Carmen San Diego said...

She will always be “ Elizabeth Mitchell from Gia” to me…

Panty Buns said...

Thank you very much for the heads up! I LOVE the trailer!!!!!!
I get NetFlix, looked up Season 1 of 'First Kill' via NetFlix Search (just the trailer so far),
added it to my NetFlix "list", found "First Kill" again in the "Latest" categories (left side of my NetFlix menu),
sub-category "Worth the Wait", and checked the "Remind me" box! :D

Shasta said...

22 years. Whaaaaat!?!?
Also, yay!

MKD said...

Thank you for warning us to sit down before that...
And also, yay Elizabeth Mitchell!