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Watching Fool For Love with the commentary for the first time, and I just hit the Spike/Dru making out against the wall in China scene.

You know, the one where Petrie says this is the first time Spike's ever had sex with Dru, and we all say "After 20 years? Are you on crack, Petrie?" (I had a post saying pretty much that a year or so ago when it came up in discussion on someone else's LJ and I went "Er?" but damned if I can find it now ETA - found it.)

Except, er, he doesn't. He says "This is the first time that he, you know, has Drusilla. I think that in their gang, Angelus has all the juice, and Spike just gave himself a promotion."

Which, to me, comes off as Petrie meaning that it's the first time Dru is his, that he has her as in has her full attention, that he's not just a substitute for when Daddy's too busy. (Or, since it's the Boxer rebellion and Angel's been missing for two years, a substitute for when Daddy buggers off to who knows where...)

The line is much more ambiguous than the fannish bibble about it led me to believe. To the point where were I hearing it without that interpretation already in my head, I'd never even consider that he might literally mean "It's the first time they've had sex."


2004-05-02 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)

My interpretation was that it was basically a big ol vamp free for all as far as family relations were concerned. I can just see the demon social workers coming to cart poor little Willy away from the den of incestuous iniquity.

I just can't picture vampires, who are basically just pleasure junkies, having qualms about having sex with someone just because of their gender or their standing in the family. Blood or orgasms, doesn't matter where you get them from. And I also can't see Spike and Dru being denied sex with each other for 20 years because they would have just snuck out and shagged anyway, consequences be damned. Darla wouldn't put up with those kind of power games from Angelus for that long and she definitely wore the pants in that family, in my opinion, and I think she'd get bored with the idea. Or at least bored with the whining from Dru and Spike.

So in conclusion: Vampires; Sluts of the Demon World.