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Analysis

Dracula Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

R

Just about every story featuring vampires is at least a little steamy, and Dracula is no exception. A lot of the blood-sucking and vampire-killing in Dracula is described in obviously sexual terms. If you don't believe us, check out the description of Jonathan Harker and the Brides of Dracula again (3.29-33). Go ahead, we'll wait. Still not convinced? Check out that same scene in Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation of Dracula. Just don't watch it with your grandmother – you'd both be embarrassed.

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