Tales of good-looking young men in bed together, kissing and crying, might have been edgy in 1976, when “Interview with the Vampire” first came out. But it’s 2014 now. Legal gay marriage is becoming more common, and the idea of bloodsucking as a metaphor for sex seems a bit, well, retro. Or juvenile.
It IS true that Lestat cannot be as revolutionary as he was in 1976, but (if anything) Lestat may have been one of those influences that led to the change in society described above.