Thursday, May 20, 2010
Books on TV posted a new interview with our friend, Becca Wilcott on her new book, Truly, Madly,Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion. I recived an advanced copy of it today and it looks great and I can't wait to sink my fangs into it..
Give us a quick breakdown of True Blood, and a pitch to convince other newbies to become Truebies.True Blood is set in sleepy, sweaty Bon Temps, Louisiana. It’s a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business, so it’s an interesting mix of political tensions (racism and homophobia still run rampant) and a need to get along with everyone, especially when there’s only one watering hole in town, Merlotte’s Bar & Grill.
Alan Ball, the series creator, has said that True Blood is about the terrors of intimacy. I think that’s spot on. Most of life is about such terror, but it’s particularly fitting for this show, one in which the main characters struggle constantly with what they share with the outside world, what they keep hidden, what secrets they’re trying to outrun, and which secrets need to be brought into the light of day. Sounds like typical, heady, Alan Ball fare (he’s the mastermind behind Six Feet Under), but the notable difference is that many of these characters inhabit extraordinary traits. In seasons 1 and 2, we become most acquainted with vampires, shifters, and our heroine Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress.
Vampires feature most heavily in the first two seasons of the series. A Japanese company has manufactured a synthetic blood, which resulted in vampires “coming out of the coffin” now that their needs were being satisfied with Tru:Blood. However, while this synthetic blood nourishes, it doesn’t necessarily satisfy, and there are vampires who refuse to relinquish their true selves simply to mainstream into modern society. Like any good suspense show, there are the Good Vampires and the Bad Vampires. But, of course, it’s more complicated than that. It’s far more about working against a homogenous society that shuts out anything it deems “different” and immoral. To that end, the show has been cited as a strong example of programming that seeks to comment on “real world” problems, the parallels to homophobia and heterosexism particularly apparent.
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Launch for Becca Wilcott's Truly, Madly, Deadly
Details: An alter ego launch party for Truly, Madly, Deadly will be held at Czehoski, 678 Queen Street West, Toronto, on 1-June, 7pm to 10pm. Attendees will be provided with name tags upon arrival and encouraged to write down the name of their alter ego for the evening, role play to follow.
More adventures in Dallas's iPad- I did show Charlaine her own web page and the iBook version of "Dead in the Family" on my iPad the other night at dinner.
She thought it was very cool and said it was " a great new toy."
Looks pretty good, huh ?
Dallas now has a complete set of all 10 Sookie books in hardback and all are autographed !
Remember the 1st 3 books of the series: Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas and Club Dead WHERE NEVER published in hardback. LDiD came out last year and now CD completes the whole set!
Hello True Blood casting, get this Olympian into at least a walk on !
What's this I hear about the dance last night being inspired by Twilight?
There were some props involved, but our dress rehearsal was such a disaster. I tried to glue fangs on my teeth but they fell off. They drew a widow's peak on my forehead, but then I started sweating and had black dripping down my face. I was supposed to pull the cape off of Anna's dress and instead I pulled her real skirt. So we eliminated the fangs and the widow's peak and the Dracula-type thing and made it a little more subtle. Some people I think got it and got that I was biting her on the neck. Tonight we're doing the repeat dance, so I might try [the fangs] again. I'm thinking about it.
So, are you a Twilight fan? Have you seen the movie?
Yeah and I really enjoyed it, but actually I love True Blood. I'm obsessed with True Blood. I think [Anna] was coming at it from more of a Twilight angle and I was coming at it from True Blood. I travel with the True Blood DVDs and I get so hooked. Last year I was doing a show and missed my number because I was watching backstage. They announced me and I wasn't there! I was too enthralled with the show.