Monday, October 12, 2009

True Blood: Interview with a vampire

From WIRED uk

Stephen Moyer has challenged America's sensibilities as a brooding vampire in Alan Ball's controversial new series True Blood. The show details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small Louisiana town. The series centres on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (played by Meyor). As the show, dubbed "Twilight for adults", makes its debut on Channel 4, the British actor talks to

Wired: We loved Six Feet Under, which was also created by Alan Ball. What did you like about the way he used the material for True Blood?

SM: Alan takes this idea of the outsider coming into the world and how everybody reacts to that outsider. The metaphor is about someone who is a pariah in society trying to prove he is not what people thinks he is and this can be a metaphor for homosexuality, the black and white civil rights movement, or any minority that you want to bring to the table.

Has there been much backlash in America because of True Blood's sex and the supernatural themes?

Certainly in the second season I think there are people who are very anti our show because we see a cultish church and we don't shy away from showing the hypocrisy within in. That doesn't mean that Alan believes that but it's a forum to be able to talk about it some more.

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