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Director James Whale

Released in 1935, Bride of Frankenstein was helmed by openly gay director (in the 20s, people!), James Whale and starred Boris Karloff as the monster. It is a sequel to Frankenstein. And it’s pretty gay. Here’s why: Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a monsta. The aforementioned Bride is a Diva. If you enjoy making lists as much as I do then certainly somewhere between homeroom and American History in 2001 you realized that the Bride is the only female movie monster.

Elsa Lanchester as The Bride

They try and add Medusa or Cleopatra into lists sometimes, or forgettable daughters of Dracula. But nope, the Bride is the only true and memorable lady monster. Diva. She has the hair and the dress to prove it.

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