Are mermaids the new vampires?
August 3, 2013 8:23 AM Subscribe
Articles at ABC
, The Atlantic Wire
, The New Inquiry
all claim that mermaids are the next big thing in popular culture. Among other signs, some authors point to the fact that Netflix's has acquired first-run rights to show the Australian show Mako Mermaids in several markets.
, however, Forrest Wickman disagrees stating, "I can give you one simple reason that mermaids aren’t the new vampires, and never will be: genitals. If you want people to fantasize about you, or about being you, genitals are pretty much a requirement."
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