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Interpretation of the ending (spoilers, obv.)

Did she just return her girlfriend to life, and start a happy ending with her? Or does she have this young woman in her thrall?

I have noticed GLBT organizations have rated this very highly, and from the first half or more of the film I can understand why. But there is a reasonable interpretation of the plot that makes only the titular character (a monster who killed her own brother and father) gay, which would then mean she mind-controlled a straight woman to make her a captive lover. And that does not seem like it would be something GLBT people would embrace.