Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yowch - folks are still pretty mad about S4 storylines...
This post contains spoilers through the fourth season finale of True Blood. And lots of rage. I should talk about the events of the season finale of True Blood, but before I do, I think it’s important to discuss something that didn’t happen. The most important — and most emotionally grounded — event that began this season was the brutal and repeated physical and sexual assault of Jason Stackhouse by the female werepanthers of Hotshot. The assaults themselves were tremendously uncomfortable to watch in a way I thought was powerful. The women involved, who are genetically and by means of acculturation effectively part of a patriarchal cult, were almost uniformly unaware that they were committing assault, with the exception of a young panther who helped him escape. The assault was set up to provide an interesting and useful gender-reversed set of issues, raising questions about Jason’s prior sexual reputation, the fact that men can respond physically even when they aren’t consenting to sex. And rather than dealing with it in any systemic way, the show essentially brushed it off with a scene where Jason decides God’s punishing him for sleeping around. Last night, rather than considering the lingering effects of the attack after Hoyt tells Jason there’s something fundamentally broken in him, the show just punted. Jason’s not a panther, so apparently, the lack of magical significance to his assault means it doesn’t have much emotional or human significance either.
OK watched it again - seems like those are real retractable fangs and Ol' Stevie might have actually been turned.
I still think Russell might be standing right behind him...maybe Steve is Russell's new Talbot ???
Huh ? huh ? Is it June 2012 yet ???
This is so funny and filled with all kind of inside Talk Blood Radio jokes - make sure you've listened to Andy and Brian on Talk Blood Radio finale. Thanks Boys! Is it June 2012 yet ?
Bare your throat for the undisputed master of the dark – creator of tv’s True Blood, Six Feet Under and instant classic American Beauty. There won’t be blood, but Academy and Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/director/playwright Alan Ball will reveal all in his Australian debut in conversation with Wil Anderson.