In an interesting follow-up to indieWIRE‘s story last week about The Weinstein Company de-gaying the trailer for “A Single Man,” Fin de Cinema blog has uncovered a second role of homophobic marketing from TWC.
In their direct-to-DVD release of British horror comedy “Lesbian Vampire Killers,” the Weinsteins have dropped the “lesbian” from the title and changed the tagline from “they won’t go down without a bite” to “after Twilight, the real party starts.”
As Fin de Cinema notes, “the Weinsteins don’t discriminate with their discrimination.”
However, I wonder if this is actually a really stupid financial move. I mean, “Lesbian Vampire Killers” doesn’t exactly look like it’s gay in the sense that “A Single Man” is. I’d guess from the giant breasts dominated the original British poster that the lesbians in “Lesbian Vampire Killers” would probably entice straight male viewers more than they would revolt them.