Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

True Blood, Rolling Stone

Sexy or sick? Rolling Stone's September 2010 issue featured the True Blood love triangle: Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer naked and, appropriately, covered in blood. Opinions of the gory photo shoot varied, with some publications running headlines like, "Fangtastic or Too Racy?" For fans of the HBO vampire-sex show, the cover was hardly startling. In fact, it was rather fitting. True Blood creator Alan Ball told Rolling Stone, "To me, vampires are sex. I don't get a vampire story about abstinence." The corresponding story was equally racy, with Moyer graphically describing how a vampire bite is like a "de-virginization."