VAMPIRE’S KISS (1988) / THE ASSISTANT (2019)

The two cows journey into the madness of toxic masculinity, pairing the madcap Nicolas Cage classic “Vampire’s Kiss” with the recent Kitty Green masterpiece, “The Assistant.” How do artists use hyper-realism and non-realist expressionism to depict challenging and often elusive problems? What is the significance of using vampirism as the framing device to portray workplace misogyny? And how can we cope with the moral harms toxic masculinity imposes on those of us forced into the orbit of a serial predator?


Well, the fact is, I did murder someone last night. I turned into a vampire. It’s a long story.

Peter Loew

                 

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