No one is better at predicting how wonderful they’ll be as a parent as someone who isn’t one.
Twenty-five years later … well, never mind.
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In the early 1990s, the video rental industry flourished. Nevertheless, as is shown here, people still went to the movies.
Just as media formats change yet produce the same effect (consumption!), plots may change yet reflect the same underlying ethos (consumption!).
Take a walk down memory lane with Ginger Vee, her chum Marla, and stick figure screen stars who exist uneasily in their three-dimensional garments.
Movie: Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991).
Remember the vampire craze of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Movies about vampires abounded, including The Hunger (1993), which starred Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve, and David Bowie (be still, our beating heart!) – and featured six actors billed only as “Cadaver.” Werner Herzog’s haunting Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) featured Klaus Kinski and Bruno Ganz (one day a vampire hunter, the next an angel!). Frank Langella played Count Dracula in a 1979 film that followed his wildly successful performance of the same role on Broadway several years earlier.
So it was only natural in 1992 for your cartoonist to turn to the figure of the vampire to share thoughts about violence, social conditioning, and of course, menstruation. We’ve altered a reference to the “Sensitive New-Age Vampire,” but the rest is pretty much the same, 25 years later.
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