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Image: the poster for The Moth Diaries, showing Ernessa touching Rebecca’s face

In the course of doing this series, I always find a couple of duds–films that aren’t very interesting, not ones I can recommend as feminist horror films but also not ones that clearly illustrate problematic elements. I hit a couple of dull ones this year that I’ll review briefly, including today’s selection: The Moth Diaries.

I was promised atmospheric queer vampire romance directed by a woman. The first half of the film delivers, but the second half just doesn’t hit the mark.

Rebecca is a student at an all-girls boarding school (surprise). She totally wants to be gal pals with her bestie Lucy, but Lucy is too enraptured with Ernessa, the new student who totally isn’t a vampire, to notice.  (more…)

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