In 2000 David DeCoteau released the first in the Brotherhood series, the only vampire-themed movie out of the homoerotic series. The story follows Chris (played by Nathan Watkins), a college freshman who’s invited to join an exclusive fraternity, one where the brothers are all vampires. Devon (Bradley Stryker), the head of the fraternity has set his sights on Chris for he is a perfect specimen. The initiation begins the change in Chris, but the new Chris doesn’t go unnoticed.
DeCoteau’s films are the male version of the tits-and-ass genre, filled with plenty of hot guys in the underwear. The story lines are weak, and some of the acting amateurish. They are horror films with out the scare, and nearly every scene has lightening flashing in the background. But these are some very homoerotic movies. In one scene in the Brotherhood, Devon and Chris feed off a female, only in their underwear. The feeding threesome gets pretty hot, yet the girl is barely in the shot. But these vampires lacked fangs, instead using a needle hidden in their frat pins. When they vampires feed, we don’t even see blood from the wound, only a little around the guys’ mouths. It begins to look like Chris has been given the immortal gift, only we discover there is more to Devon’s plans. His roommate learns the truth and starts meddling, nearly ruining the plot.
The Brotherhood is low-budget and uses many editing tricks and odd camera angles to achieve a higher-quality, especially since it was filmed in 35mm.