Count Dracula will be bisexual in BBC1’s dramatic new adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic


DRACULA is being given a homoerotic reboot as he turns into a bisexual bloodsucker in a new BBC drama.

The vampire, played by Danish actor Claes Bang, 52, will use his hypnotic seduction techniques to devour women and men.

Count Dracula, played by actor Claes Bang, is going to be bisexual in the latest adaptation of the classic
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The reboot is from Mark Gatiss, 53, and Steven Moffat, 57, the duo behind the BBC Sherlock Holmes reworking.

Mark said: “He’s got broad tastes has this Dracula. It’s not just a collection of Sixties women with push-up bras this time. Dracula has never discriminated, in so far as he can tell the difference between the sexes. He goes for his food but also people who interest him.

“This goes right the way back. There’s a moment at the end of a Hammer film with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing when he goes to bite him and it’s very, very homoerotic for its time.”

The BBC1 reboot comes from the makers of Sherlock, who have amped up the homoeroticism
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Danish actor Claes Bang, 52, stars in the new BBC1 adaptation of Dracula
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Fans were given a taste of the homoeroticism featured in the three-parter when a trailer was released this week.

It shows Dracula caressing the face of a young man, telling him: “Try and stay calm, you’re doing very well.”

The victim is Lord Ruthven, a character imported from 1816 Gothic story The Vampyre and who has never featured alongside Dracula before.

A woman will also replace vampire-hunter Professor Van Helsing in the adaptation, due to air next year.

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