Sex and Death: The Brief Friendship Of James Dean And Vampira

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We have the same neuroses.
–Maila Nurmi on her friendship with James Dean

Irresistibly bound up in the seemingly eternal¬†icon of James Dean is equal parts sex and death, like sweet heroin to the angst-ridden teenagers of multiple decades. So perhaps it was only fitting that one of Dean’s supposed “best friends” also encapsulated that dark wedding of eroticism¬†and morbidity, her simultaneously cadaverous and sexy visage spawning a veritable amazonian army of the undead.

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