Sex, Lies, and Vampires: Rethinking ‘Twilight’ and Purity Rings
Without anywhere to talk about sex or process it, ‘Twilight’ offered an alternative space to unravel my own private desire.
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Sarah McEachern is a reader and writer in Brooklyn, NY. Her recent work has been published in Catapult, Pigeon Pages, Entropy, Pacifica Literary Review, and The Spectacle. Her reviews, criticism, and interviews have been published or are forthcoming in Rain Taxi, Pen America, Split Lip, The Believer, The Ploughshares Blog, and Gulf Coast.
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