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It's one thing to have a show packed with kinky vampires doing kinky vampire things on a paid cable channel. It's another thing all together to drench Anna Paquin
in fake blood and sandwich her between Alexander Skarsgard
and Stephen Moyer
on the cover of Rolling Stone
. The September issue of Rolling Stone. (Larger image available at rollingstone.com)
In the latest sign that vampire sex is becoming less a thing that True Blood
is known for and more like the
thing that True Blood
is known for, the three players in the show's most prominent love triangle posed for Rolling Stone
in what can only be described as a naked blood bath. It's either a fang too far or just another sign of the show's dominating awesomeness depending on your taste in television. But at least Rolling Stone
can't be accused of false advertising by playing the cover for shock value.
In a tease on rollingstone.com
, show creator Alan Ball
explains why sex is the reason True Blood
rulez and Twilight
droolz: "To me, vampires are sex. 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."
The more-attractive Stephen Moyer joins in with this sexplanation: "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before. It's a de-virginization — breaking the hymen, creating blood and then drinking the virginal blood. And there's something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it. So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive."
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