True Blood details the co-existence of vampires and humans in a small town in Lousiana. The HBO series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (played by Canadian content Anna Paquin, who won an Oscar for her supporting role in The Piano about 30 years ago), a telepathic waitress at a diner, who falls in love with the much older, but still young & pale looking vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). The show is written by Alan Ball, who also did Six Feet Under. Gay.
It is very easy to see the vampires (who are referred to as fangs) as a metaphor for the fags (who are also referred to as gays).
I think I have a ‘like / hate’ relationship with the show, tipping over to ‘like’ with the most recent episodes:
– There is tons of fang banging
– There is the gay character of Lafayette, a cook, drug dealer, Internet porn wannabe
– There is vampire blood dealing, cause ‘v’ (as it is also called) is like a drug, enhancing the nine human senses
Now, finally, I’m coming to the point of the whole post. On Sunday, I heard about the second season of True Blood. We had brunch with Canadian-cutie Jeremy Podeswa, who told us that he is going to direct a couple of episodes for the next round of fang fun. I can’t reveal more, he made me sign a non-disclosure fagreement. My teeth are already growing with fangcitement.
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