Nosferatu had Count Orlok chasing after another man's wife, but there was no way he was going to score. Interview With the Vampire had definite potential, but there was that whole "two dudes sleeping next to each other in coffins" thing. Michael definitely gets it on with Star in The Lost Boys, but then they were only half-vampire. Finally, Twilight was perfectly poised but (much to the dismay of teenage girls everywhere) still danced around the question. Can vampires do the deed or is the bite considered a home run? Let the Right One In (Lat den ratte komma in), a Swedish film about a bullied kid who befriends a strange girl with much deeper secrets than the fact that she feasts on human blood, is next in the long line of sexually ambiguous vampire flicks. Even if it doesn't give a straightforward answer to the question, it will definitely add a whole new layer to the debate. Let the Right One In is screening Friday through Sunday as part of Magnolia at the Modern (3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth), an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $8.50 or $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours before each show. For more information, visit themodern.org/magnolia.html.
Fri., Feb. 6; Sat., Feb. 7; Sun., Feb. 8, 2009