[drama] why True Blood is genius

True Blood is unabashedly about sex and violence. And occasional witty quips.

In every scene, it either circulates shock value or strokes primal needs. Or both. Our aggression, our lust, our fantasies, our dreams, all tucked into every episode of blood-splatter, sex scenes, and small-town gossiping, Americana-style. It is what we are, except about a bajillion times worse and a bajillion times sexier and a bajillion times more terrifying.

True Blood has been seen as an allegory for gays; “coming out of the coffin” is analogous to “coming out of the closet” and “death to fangs” is similar to “death to fags.” Yet, as I watch more and more of it, True Blood is not about the repression and liberation of the minority, it is about a lot of beings having a lot of sex and doing a lot of killing in the meantime while people gossip about it.

True Blood is devoid of meaning, except what you may care to offer.

That is so refreshing. Horrifyingly so.

The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous, True Blood creator Alan Ball says. "To me, vampires are sex," he says. "I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed."

*I do not recommend you to watch this if you dislike nudity and cursing abound. Also, if you are below age 18.


5 thoughts on “[drama] why True Blood is genius

  1. Some college literature professors believe the vampire and sex quote you put. just saying.
    Whoa that’s taylor swift???? how come her face looks so manly???
    i find the blood splatters so awkward if they are vampires. would there be more on their faces/down their mouths/center of their torsos as opposed to (wtf) their arms? i do find it cool they remembered to smear the blood where taylor and the dude’s skin come in contact.

    • ?? it’s Anna Paquin, not Swift. Taylor Swift in True Blood -.- I really shudder to imagine what kind of character she would fill. would be rather disturbing to see her in a suggestive scene.

      hm.. they’re more violent than your typical vampires. so blood basically goes everywhere XD

      • oh lol. i saw the “taylor swift” text and the top and automatically thought it was xD
        come to think of it, im more disturbed by the fact that the blood on anna and the guy grabbing her boob’s face. it looks like its levitating to me and not actually on their faces. *raaaandom*

  2. I’m unhealthily obsessed with Eric Northman. Could he be any sexier? I don’t care that the character is constantly killing random people. He’s so damn sexy, he just oozes sex appeal. Great show. Best sex on tv. Looks like Chris Meloni will be joining the case for Season 5!

    • Really? Ah I cannot wait to see how he will do. If there is one thing I can believe in tv, it’s the casting directors of True Blood. Everyone fits perfectly into his or her role.. all of the vampires ooze sex! Your blog sounds interesting, I’ll check it out! Thanks for commenting,

      Michelle ^^~

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