Aug 31, 2015
My Babysitter's a Vampire
The Disney Channel program My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011-) tows the heterosexist party line: every boy drools and pants over attractive girls, every girl moans with longing over attractive boys. Conversations constantly return to "Do you think that girl's hot? Or that one? Or that one?"
Even Stevens to The Wizards of Waverly Place, there are plenty of subtexts if you know what to look for.
The title is misleading; the vampire Sarah (Vanessa Morgan) is actually hired to babysit the baby sister of nerdish Ethan (Matthew Knight, left).
A pack of demonic dogs is unleashed
A demonic doll sucks the life energy out of mortals
A demonic scout leader tries to kidnap all of the town's children
There are werewolves, zombies, mummies, Frankenstein monsters
And a gang of evil vampires.
Dark Shadows: the vampire's bite is a type of sexual congress, and the teenage boy vampires who populate Whitechapel don't even try to hide the homoerotic portent of their desire.
And the constant beefcake. Who knew that vampires take off their shirts all the time, or re-morph from weird transformations completely nude?