Rolling Stone reveals the joys of vamp sex
August 17th, 2010
03:16 PM ET

Rolling Stone reveals the joys of vamp sex

If you watch “True Blood,” there really isn’t much on the latest cover of Rolling Stone that you haven’t already seen before, rivulets and spatters of blood included.

The hit HBO show is known for unabashedly delving into a mix of blood, sex and violence that even at its most disturbing – as some called the scene from an earlier season three episode, in which Bill literally made Lorena’s head spin in the bedroom – it leaves viewers thirsting for more.

"True Blood" creator Alan Ball said he wouldn't have it any other way, regardless of how many fictional awkward teen girls spring forth to pine for their sex-refusing vampire boyfriends. If it's about vampires, Ball told Rolling Stone, it's got to have some sex.

"To me, vampires are sex," Ball told the magazine. "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."

And so of course, in the middle of an article that traces the growth of the bloody phenomenon through the perspective of its stars, we get tidbits about how the actors deal with all of that nudity.

Anna Paquin, for one, admits to wearing a “patch” – a piece of attire that resembles a thong with the sides cut off – when she’s got to film a nude scene as her alter-ego Sookie Stackhouse. For men, there’s the “sock” option to cover the goods.

But while Stephen Moyer, who plays Sookie’s vampire lover Bill Compton, wears a sock on set (not that he has “anything to hide," he assured Rolling Stone), Alexander Skarsgard, who portrays the vampire Eric Northman, wants nothing to do with the tube of modesty.

“I don’t want a sock around it, it feels ridiculous,” Skarsgard said to Rolling Stone. “If we’re naked in the scene, then I’m naked. I’ve always been that way.”

Who, pray tell, could ever be melancholy on that kind of set?

“[W]orking on ‘Six Feet Under’ could sometimes be depressing, but ‘True Blood’ is very different,” Ball said of his two series, (the former of which came to an end in 2005). “It’s about archetypes, the subconscious, mythology and wish-fulfillment. I’m like a kid going to the playground everyday.”

You can read more on "True Blood's" sexy success in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, available on newsstands Wednesday.


Filed under: Celebrities • Stephen Moyer • television • True Blood

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    November 16, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Homer Corlee

    This is actually one of the far better reports connected with the ones that I've please read on this particular topic as of late. Fantastic deliver the results.

    November 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff

    What is "normality"? Is that actually a word...or is Sarah Palin blogging again??? True Blood Rocks!

    August 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Emily

    Yeah, no joke alan ball's subconcious comes to light. He only kills women in the first 2 seasons, the very powerful supernatural woman of season 2 was evil, whereas the male vampires are desirable, and the strong Tara is reduced to tatters, Sookie just reacts and aquieses and Lafayette's tortured for being him. The bonds of friendship wither between tara and sookie, but strengthen between jason and andy. I don't like to see strong women's bonds severed and them turned into lameasses who are shown as weak and can only be saved by men, and don't save themselves or each other. Blech.

    August 19, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. pianoplayer

    I wonder if vampires like music.

    August 19, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. ILOVEERIC

    PLEASE LET US SEE ERIC WITHOUT THE SOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Victor

    Moyer, you lucky dog!

    August 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steven

    You guys are very ill...get some help

    August 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. iCandi

    oh yum. Eric can do bad things to me all he wants. hawwwt

    August 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    I love everything about this show!!! Thank god they make better shows than teen people on TV because their boring to me.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. law

    the only thing that could improve this cover would be Alcide.
    Very Hot–Love True Blood

    August 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tom Polash

    Degenerate freaks. Disgusting.

    August 18, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. joe

    can we say Booooooooooooring... vampires are over done.. until Johnny Depp redoes Dark Shadows. atleast we'll have a good story that isnt about 5ex or teenagers,.. which will be a refreshing twist.

    August 18, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kim

    I am absolutely apalled by this cover!!! As a mother and a school administrator, I am saddened by the fact that this is even allowed on a magazine cover.... I agree that parents should be allowed "grown up" time and it if includes watching this show, then so be it. I for one an a big fan of "Big Love" but I would never want the cast spread on a magazine cover completely naked for every child in the grocery store checkout line to see!!!

    August 18, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL KIM....

      uuummmm what are a nun?......girl get over it....if your so apalled by the cover why even bother to look at it ?????.......people are appaled by you.......

      August 18, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      Since you're a school administrator you should also know that kids are different now than they were in the 60's. Times have changed. Kids know more than we think they do; give them a little credit. Also, it's a magazine article based off a tv show which happens to be based of a great set of novels. It's not real. Why should a magazine be censored?

      August 18, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. RP

    Hey I'm no Twilight fan either but for Alan Ball to trash someone else's work is classless.

    August 18, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. LiberalNN

    Overrated.

    August 18, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  17. Brian

    What a garbage show. Want to watch something good? Watch Breaking Bad. Can't wait for the vampire craze to end...

    August 18, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      Yeah, because the drug/crime shows are so fresh and creative.

      August 18, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  18. LaFlor

    I LOVE the show!! If Rolling Stones magazine gets a good picture of Joe (Alcide) and his magnificent chest and buns, they will all sell out at the news stand!!! The day after we saw his chest and buns, all of my co-workers had something to talk about all week long!! It gives us housewives something to talk about at the water cooler at work. Eric is my second favorite pair of buns!! Jesus' chest is third on my list. Keep up the good work producers!!

    August 18, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  19. Thozzomaniac

    You have to be sick in the head and more than a little perverted to watch and enjoy trash like this.
    I don't watch it, I was just curious to read the comments of the sickos who do.

    August 18, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Lovely

      yeah whatever .... you got on here because you like the front page....dont deny it......you guys crack me up!!!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. SMike

    WHY DO WE AS A COUNTRY ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE SO HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY MASS MEDIA ???? EVERYONE JUST LATCHES ON TO WHATEVER THE LATEST FAD OR TREND IS. DOES ANYONE HAVE AN ORIGINAL THOUGHT ANYMORE OR ARE WE JUST LIKE LEMMINGS?? WE'RE BEHAVING LIKE A BUNCH OF WELL TRAINED DOGS!!

    August 18, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  21. Natch

    This cover just shows the bad taste that Rolling Stone is becoming known for, imho.

    August 18, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  22. EricNorthmanlover

    I love this magazine cover, I will definately be buying it. True Blood season 3 is AMAZING, and Sunday nights have become the highlight of my week. Team ERIC!!!!

    August 18, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  23. Hilton

    This show lives up to all the hype. Can't wait to read the rolling stone mag and can't wait to see next weeks episode. Supernatural is the new norm!!!!!

    August 18, 2010 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  24. O8sys

    And we wonder why our nation is falling into an abyss? The creator, producer, and network feeding kids this show need to be prosecuted for perversion. Our country's children are not safe with a tv set in the house.

    August 18, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
    • please go somewhere with your negativity.....

      your wasting your time!!!!....that is why there are tv locks and programs for your children.......and we wonder why people like you are even on this artile....IF YOU DONT LLIKE IT AND HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY KEEP IT MOVING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! get over it whiney !!!!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      It's not Alan Ball's responsibility to govern what people let their children watch and the show is obviously made for adults. It's a parents responsibility to be a parent and know what their kids are watching and doing. Stop trying to censor the world.

      August 18, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  25. TrueComment

    I used to think that this show was just great fun. Apparently it strikes a chord with a range of people. It must be the power of the subtle social commentary in the show, or maybe the negative posters are just mad their not getting royalties for their cameo in the hillbilly footage opening. Can't you prudes go clog up the Tila Tequila thread?

    August 18, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. Jamie

    This cover page totally turns me on! I love the show!

    August 18, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  27. TOM13

    Hot cover. This is one of the reasons why i moved out of country. For women like this every minute, of every day, of every week.

    August 18, 2010 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  28. lijun

    我是中国人,我怀疑我被安装了纳米机器和心脏炸弹,我也不知道为什么,我想离开中国但没有办法。

    August 18, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jangocat

    Bela Lugosi must be rolling in his grave. Vampires are supposed to be scary and sophisticated, not feminine looking Emos...

    August 18, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  30. Mindy

    *dislike* This cover is not going to make me buy the mag.

    I love, love, love the books, but the TV series lost my attention halfway through the first season. It's simply not as good.

    August 18, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  31. Hot blooded fan!

    Never thought I would like True Blood just another vampire story, but oh was I wrong. This show keeps you glued to your seat and wanting more. Especially Eric OMG what I would like to do to him. As I was saying this show is very captivating. The acting is supurb!

    August 18, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  32. Helen

    Oh Alex, I don't want a sock around it either. Yowza!

    August 18, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  33. JBBW

    EW. yuck.....i don't like it.. it'd very repugnant. But I don't hate them so much i want to killl them or something. Why do people hate so much. I don't think it's a failing in me.....

    August 18, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  34. Joe Mahma

    .

    dumb

    Just plain dumb

    August 18, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  35. noseproblem

    What is SHE and how many episodes will it take to find out?What the hell is SHE and who is her MOTHER? How can Jason not be killed off he is so damn dumb.Stupid Tara bugs the crap out of me. That redhead waitress is annoying.However Eric is transparent looking and plays a great part. Bill is actually engaged to Anna P. It's an odd show but I watch it.The last 3 episodes look full of action.

    August 18, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
    • hillbilleter

      The answers to a lot of your questions are in the books. The show diverges somewhat from the details, but the spirit of the books is retained.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  36. Please come up with something new!

    Vampires = played out

    August 18, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  37. Gregg

    Rolling stone magazine is nothing more than a rag. The days of rolling stone being a worthwhile read are long over especially when they stated that Jay-z and Beyonce had two of the greatest songs in history. Give me a break ! The guy cant sing a note and plays no instruments.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  38. Dani

    Thats hot.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  39. WmBlackstone

    B-o-r-i-n-g!

    August 18, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  40. sockerama

    Great show. Macabre humor. world-class actors. But if I didn't care for it and especially if I'd never seen it, I can't imagine criticizing it. What is it with folks that compels them to be so critical of something they've never experienced?
    Me, for example – I feel I was born pretty good the first time, but I don't criticize people who proselytize about how grand it is to be "born again". Must feel great what with all the hoopla. So good on you! I see no need to be nasty about it.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  41. MOHAMMED N. RAZAVI

    Also included free samples of, HIV, HPV, Gonorrhea, syphilis, Chlamydia, cervical cancers, oral Gonorrhea, Genital warts, PLease please include a picture of genital warts also

    August 18, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  42. redstar79

    Looks like they're gonna double-team her.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  43. BT

    I like this show. Nothing is universal though (except math)...movies, shows, books, music, games, yada....and yada.....nothing....obviously by looking at every damn site or article that has a comment section. There are people for and against everything. The only people that truly annoy me are the "morals" crowd...they all just need to STFU. Its like they just prowl the internet to rally against everything. Ugh.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  44. BT

    I like this show. Nothing is universal though (except math)...movies, shows, books, music, games, yada....and yada.....nothing....obviously by looking at every damn site or article that has a comment section. There are people for and against everything. The only people that truly annoy me are the "morals" crowd...they all just need to STFU. Its like they just prowl the internet to rally against everything. Ugh.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  45. lance corporal

    3 beautiful people but they need to hose them down the whole blood thing is just gross

    August 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  46. denise

    I think this cover is grotesquely stupid. Naked people covered in blood is not my idea of sensual, and especially that big splat between the woman's legs like so much menstrual blood. I am all for cutting edge, creative expression but this is stupid. Like another poster said, whatever floats your boat. For those interested in this kind of thing, you might want to Google Elizabeth Báthory .

    August 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Astrum

    I like the show, and I'm not opposed to nudity. I just find this photo completely distasteful.

    August 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. bleedingheart

    Bring Eggs back. He was hot!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Micah

    I don't get it. Why all the hostility? Its pretty simple, if you don't like it or it offends you; don't watch it. Its just entertainment. You're killing yourself with your own political correctness America. I think there are more pressing and important issues to be concerned about. I love this show.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  50. hw

    Disgusting, that's all it is, for shock value and to entice people to watch ever more deprived shows. The slippery slope gets steeper every year. I'm no religious nut, but this is really over the top.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  51. A D DiSorda

    I am so glad I canceled my HBO subscription. Dumb shows like this and Bill Maher, plus endless repeats of grade B (or lower) movies...(read Speed Racer) are not missed!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Yeah... so tru, go buy your Ann Coulter's book and go listen to Rush Limbaugh!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  52. ANG

    MMMM...HAVEN'T WATCHED THE SHOW YET BUT I THINK I MIGHT HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT.
    WISH THEY WOULD MAKE A SHOW ON LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S, ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER SERIES, NOW THAT'D BE HOT AND IT HAS ZOMBIES.......

    August 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  53. shawn

    but, do they twinkle and shimmer?

    August 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Kari

    I Love It!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Rich

    Best thing about the series is that it has a sense of humor and DOES NOT TAKE ITSELF SERIOUSLY. Never miss an episode here.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dick Lepre

    When does "Dexter" come back on?

    August 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Frank

    Is Anna Paquin on her period or something?!!

    August 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  58. MLS

    Gross, unsanitary, stupid, and boring. What idiots due for shock value. Hello, it's 2010, nothing is shocking anymore. You are ridiculous and everyone with a brain is laughing at you.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stu

      ...and we're laughing at you in unison.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tryx

      The word is "do" in this context, not "due". Maybe your mommy and daddy can get the money they wasted on your college education back.

      August 18, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      If you only had a brain. How is a magazine cover unsanitary? Obviously it struck your fancy in some way because you took the time to share your "thoughts."

      August 18, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • I LOVE ERIC

      they aren't doing it for shock value...they are doing it because Alexander Skarsgard naked is friggin HOTTTT and people want to see that...i don't care if you aren't a fan of the show...he is gorgeous

      August 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. whatnext

    Rolling Stone reveals they're willing to jump on the latest trend, with a couple dozen other magazine covers, movies and tv shows.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. megee

    Dumb

    August 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. maggy

    I am 62. I love Eric. I have friends who are in their 40's, 30's and 20's and they love Eric. Eric so rocks.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Astrum

      Eric is the best part of that show! I like Pam too. It's cute how she's like his daughter.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Sal Voce

    Yet another very slow news day.....

    August 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Kim

    I really wish Rolling Stone would get back to music and drop the movies and television. I might actually subscribe again if that happened. Now it's just stupid corporate crap.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  64. hotgold9

    Wow! Sookie's ass is HOT! I'd like to blow a load in it. :)

    August 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  65. JOHN

    The mentality of obama voters at its finest!!!!..NICE!!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tryx

      Why is it that something you don't like always boils down to having to do with Obama supporters? Glenn Beck is an ENTERTAINER not a news source....

      August 18, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
    • I LOVE ERIC

      I HATE OBAMA...I HATE EVERYTHING HE STANDS FOR>>>>WANT TO RIP MY HAIR OUT WHEN I SEE HIS SMUG LITTLE FACE!!! BUT I LOVE ME SOME ERIC NORTHMAN – There is a biiiiiiiggggg difference between entertainment and real life.

      August 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  66. lin

    Rolling Stone always makes women look like ho...

    August 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Tom

    Vampires? How sad, lame and unoriginal. The whole concept of rehatching this dead idea makes me want to cry. Have we reached the point where there is no more creativity left on this planet? I suggest that the film industry shut down for 20 years and then come back with something fresh and interesting.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tryx

      I suppose you are a film student? I'm sure you've watched the show enough to render a judgement on how good the writng is?Just how much "meh" can you fit into one paragraph?

      August 18, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      You are so cool.

      August 18, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  68. caroline

    Love Stephen on the cover =)

    August 17, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Astrum

      Totally, Colbert should be on every cover of every magazine forever!

      Oh, not the Stephen you meant? Oopsie. ;)

      August 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. NS

    I dont believe its the same anna paquin of xmen and fly away home.. she was very cute and innocent looking even in almost famous.. dont know if she has been a little too desperate for publicity but she doesnt even look a quarter as attractive as the fake bleach blond..

    August 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  70. DeeDee

    That is one gross cover. Something goth would have been better but no, they have to sell magazines I guess. Anything for ratings. I can't wait until the whole vampire craze is over with...it's getting so tiresome.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Eric Nicolas

    Yes...the blood...the flesh...it's fortunate this show is on or I might not be able to control my urges for the blood and the flesh. Although it's not like really being there, really feeling the hot liquid spurt onto your face and into your mouth, You can't taste the flesh as your teeth rend it, or feel the victim squirm as they fight against the drugs you've given them. But it is a lot easier because you don't have to dispose of the victim afterward – the show just ends. You don't have to lug them to your car in the dead of night, and drive for hours to dump them like garbage alongside the road. Yes...television slaughter and killing is much easier than the real thing...but not quite as satisfying, don't you agree?

    (See how sick this can quickly become if you just take it off the screen and think about it for a minute. You are being entertained by the torture and killing of people – or at least the fantasy of it. The main difference is you don't have to wash-up afterward. Makes killing people with those drone aircraft in Afghanistan a little easier to accept, doesn't it?)

    August 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • I LOVE ERIC

      Get over yourself! I am very conservative in my family and life. I watch the show for the hot guys! Did you never watch Rambo, Terminator, Godfather...? Are these shows not all brutal and bloody in their own ways? Just stick with Mary Poppins and cancel your internet subscription because you clearly cannot handle the real world of ENTERTAINMENT!!

      Did I mention that I watch the show for the hot guys...Dear BABY JESUS, Thank you for the naked Eric Northman

      August 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  72. iateurcookie

    Dang. Poor girl. Next time I hope she tries the Always with wings.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  73. CriticXtreme

    Nice shot Rollingstone! Ever wonder why there are truly no vampires? It's called AIDS.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Melissa

    Uhh...that is completely trashy and gross. And that show is stupid – the whole vampire craze needs to die.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I agree. How lame! Who buys into this crap?

      August 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      Good luck with that. Telling people what they should enjoy in entertainment is like telling them what should taste good. How about you watch what you like, and not waste your time reading articles about stuff you don't like?

      August 18, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  75. BJNY

    What an absolute joke of a cover.

    Fire the editor and photographer.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Tom

    Vampires? How boring and old! Rolling Stone has sucked for years now and continues to decline.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  77. BJNY

    : shakes head :

    What a joke of a cover.

    Fire the editor and photographer.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Scott

    Many people from Louisiana are offended by this show.....Thank God they can't read this article.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Paul

    I just wanna say they've done a great job marketing this show. I watch it every Sunday and find the cast extremely talented individuals. Its sad when you have to use religion to speak your peace about a cover of a magazine that's clearly being acted out by the actors. If you don't like the show that's fine, but to call people sinners or they're going to hell makes you a bigger hypocrite and I feel sorry for you.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  80. allison

    Anna Paquin is over photoshopped- too thin in the middle. However I am really glad the higlighted the hottest guy in the show with the best character- Thank you Erik Northman!

    August 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Dave

    Yeesh, what a bunch of gratuitous filth.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Michelle

    Personally I really like the show. It can be kind of corney at times but it is fun to watch. The only thing I don't like is the fake La. accent. Where is the great cajun accent? Or at least a real south Louisiana accent? Alexander Skarsgard is very easy on the eyes though.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Arianna

    NICEEE!! i will deff be buyin this issue. loveee True Blood. and this cover is jus HOT!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  84. someoneelse

    The (insert current craze here) craze is always stupid, and this vampire one is no different.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  85. mary ann

    I want vampires, especially those hot and bad vampires!!!lol

    August 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  86. butlerbulldawg74

    i watched this show once while traveling for work. it was horribly cheesy with bad acting. is this (along with Twilight) really the modern standard for good vampire movies?

    August 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  87. mary ann

    Oh mah gosh they're so hot, I want to watch this movie!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  88. pockets

    What the hell is 'sin" anyway, you must be a bunch of bible thumpers or religious wacko's, or is that wack offs?

    August 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Irene

    I have watched the show to find out what my sisters are hooked on. I rented the first two season and now I'm reading the books. This is a very entertaining TV show: I agree if you don't like it don't watch it. Either you can handle the scenes or you can't.

    I've spent time in Louisianna and this is nothing like it. If I took it serious I guess that I should be offended that the bible thumpers were located in Texas and we know that's not true (LOL). Take a chill pill people this is only a TV show.

    That what's wrong with this country. Poeple take the simple things so seriously and don't focus on real things that can help the country like feeding the poor, a real education for our young people and figuring out how to keep money in the hands of the working class.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Big Swinging

    I let mine swing free. I like the way the wind feels on it.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  91. CATOm

    It seems a lot of gays are into this show going by all the previous posts.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joie

      Yes! GAYS! They are into it!

      Are you kidding me?

      Seems a lot of them straight folks, gays, and them women folk like this here show!

      August 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  92. pinder

    Yawn.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  93. frannie84

    lol... that picture looks a bit silly but whatever floats your boat, I say.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Odyssey

    I think its hot but Im sure it will be some criticism behind this cover.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  95. jez

    To those who claim that this show is a shame for "the great state of Louisiana" – yeah, right. I lived in Shreveport for years. I had complete strangers tell me that I was going to hell on a regular basis, simply because of the bumper stickers I had on my car. They especially hated my Doors bumper sticker, which they'd rip off right in front of my eyes and scream at me about being a devil worshiper. Oh, and then there was the time when my lesbian friends went to prom together, where almost everyone in attendance threw things at them. To top it all off, the vice principal called the parents of one of my friends into his office and told them about how she'd "disturbed the peace" at the dance, and upon discovering that his daughter was a lesbian, her father pulled off his belt and beat the tar out of her as the vice principal sat back in his chair with a smile on his face. Yeah, Louisiana is a GREAT state. No sin there.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  96. mejazzbo

    I don't mind the vampire stuff. It's the overt gay scenes that make my skin crawl. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • MashaSobaka

      In case you hadn't noticed, one of the series' many themes is the treatment of gays in our culture. (The "God Hates Fangs" sign in the opening credits isn't even trying to be subtle.) I was wondering how long it would take for them to have some "overt gay" scenes in the episodes.

      August 18, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  97. Shannon

    Oh, Alan Ball, I love you. Twilight is definitely "irritating and uninformed." This show is a lot of fun...no pouty sparkly vampires, here. I will definitely be getting this issue. ;)

    August 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  98. karl

    and you wonder why muslims hate us...

    August 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      lol true. This kind of refuse in our media and culture is just embarrassing.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • white

      I dont blame muslims for hating us.Look at our TV shows and how awful we are.We have no morals or shame.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Of course that it's our fault that sick people that stoned their women to death and marry their 4 years old daughters to 35 years old men hate us!!! I can understand your ignorance, what I can't understand is the pride you take on being an ignorant... Muslims hate us because they hate every person that is not a muslim, they call us all infidels, because we are not muslims we don't believe what they believe in, read a little before typing!!!! I am very proud of being part of a culture were a woman like Anna Paquin has every right to bared all and be naked in a magazine cover surounded by two incredibly handsome men because she choosed to do so, because believe me if she didn't want to do it she wouldn't have done it, that's the world I want to live in... a world where if you don't like the cover you don't buy it and if someone else enjoyed it (as I did) can buy it!!! If you don't like that world you can move to Iran, wear a burka and walk behind you man!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Tryx

      If you don't like what is on television, don't watch it. If you don't like a show, don't read about it. If you think that our television shows are reason enogh for a group of Muslim extremists to murder and continually plot to murder the people of this great country, leave and don't come back; we don't want you here.

      August 18, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      Much of American television, commercials, and entertainment is tame in comparison to European t.v. And I agree with the fact that it is very ignorant and ridiculous to worry about being hated over our media and entertainment by a people who marries and sells its young kids to older men. Moronic, even.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      You are comparing a fictional tv show to an extremist religion?
      You are right, nothing says "Hey, I'm righteous" like raping 4 year olds and murdering non believers.
      Or stoning your wife to death because you THINK she had an affair.

      August 18, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Karl,

      You are an idiot.. Muslims hate us because we are not Muslims!

      August 23, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  99. Marie

    hahaha the only "real vamp" now a days is "jonathon the impaler sharkey" ya real vamp... 46 yr old man has a 19 year old wife and everything!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Michael

    I especially like the Accuquote, If you died today advertisement in the upper right corner of the screen !

    August 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  101. TYRANNASAURUS

    IF THEY'RE ALL THAT HOT LOOKING........SIGN MY AZZ UP!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Carl

    Looking at that magazine cover, we're all thinking the same thing: Anna Paquin needs a tampon with better absorbency. :P

    August 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      Interesting. You have just pointed out to the world that you have the mind set of a 12 year old.

      August 18, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  103. sammy50

    who did they slay in this picture?

    August 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  104. LilB

    the only issue with this pic is they made SM almost as tall as AS. AS is almost 6'5" and SM is 5'10" at best. hehehehe

    August 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Sanguine

    Guys, she told you she preferred girls AND she's on her period. OB-viously.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  106. S.J.

    I'm love True Blood! And I love this cover! Somebody please tell me where to buy Rolling Stone magazine, I don't think I've ever seen it in the grocery store lol.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Marco

    Females have ruined TV just like they ruined music. Teen girls singularly elevated Miley Cyrus to stardom. Same with Twilight.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marie

      ya its lesbians like myself that have ruined the mental images of so many men (and women) in this world too right?

      August 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Wow, you are either a misogynist gay man, a straight man with no play, or a part of the Taliban. Which is it?

      August 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sg

      While men have single-handedly ruined the world and its women through war and crime.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  108. K

    For those of you writing about how "horrible" or how "just aweful" it is, why are you on here reading this article and commenting about it?? True Blood is genious! If you don't like it then don't freakin watch it! MAYBE even make the effort to IGNORE this article. Keep your eyes closed, prudes!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I agree.....if you dont like the show, then dont watch it, and keep the bad comments to yourselves! It is a pretty good show, i have seen a few episodes. My folks really like the show and that really surprised me because they really dont like scary or gory movies and such>unlike myself i do! As far as it reflecting the state of LA.......YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING, just cause it says its in that state doesnt mean it really representing the state....its just setting the mood of the show for the show's sake. And as for it downgrading women, men or the world in general......im sorry if you feel that way because it doesnt do any different than any other TV show or Movie out there in the public. If kids want to see that kind of stuff they will find a way, either by friends or other family memebers. Louisiana is one of the poorest states...i know cause i lived there for 3 years when i was just graduating high school. This show is nothing like what it is really like down there, except for maybe the heat and bugs. LOL

      August 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • frao

      This is a magazine cover. I don't watch the show, but I'm concerned for little children who see this on newspaper stands.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uhh...

      It's called freedom of speech, get off your high horse and go rant about something else. Just because someone doesn't like something that you do like doesn't mean they have to shut up about it.

      August 18, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  109. GoneSouth63

    People it is only a tv show. So if you are thinking it is reflecting your state of LA you are obviously having issues
    with deciphering what is reality and what is fiction. Once again it is ONLY A TV show.....and a good one at that...:-)

    August 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  110. YAWWN

    I don't think I hhave ever yawned so long and so hard in my life!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Chris

    Vampire Diaries is way better than this!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      The door is that way. --–>

      August 18, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Are you freaken kidding me. That show is horrible and every actor/actress sub par.. I loved those books when I was a teenager, but I could barely sit through 1 horrible episode of that show.

      August 23, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  112. Hot4hair

    What's with the twink bois? I want a man with fur!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      You have obviously not seen the show or Joe Manganiello as Alcide. Werewolf. Not were-boy like T-Laut. ;)

      August 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Shannon's right. That Alcide, the good werewolf, is absolutely incredibly hot, hot, hot!

      August 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  113. can't stand this trash

    how much money did she sell her skin for. what else is for sale these days. What else CNN could do to dissolve any family values left in our country.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oddball

      then find another country or world, because the US is going to the "melting" pot

      August 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tryx

      Oh yeah, CNN is responsible for the erosion of "family" values. I'm sure that the reason you're here is because you hate CNN so much? If you want to see the erosion of family alues, look inside the church that you pretend to worship in, hypocrite!

      August 18, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      It's a cable show.. You can't stand this trash.. then don't order HBO.. save your opinion for people who give a crap what you think!

      August 23, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  114. Joe

    The dude on the left must have a tiny one. Mine would be hanging down well past her leg.... or over it.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • WJ

      Yeah.....and then you woke up.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      He very well could have a tiny one... Before an erection. Fun fact: Men with a smaller flacid penis often have a larger growth when excited, while men who are huge prior to an erection tend to have less of a change in girth and width. So I guess we'd have to compare the two of you against each other during and not prior to.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      You wish!

      August 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  115. Slick

    Our culture keeps sinking lower and lower and getting sicker and sicker.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • LucMtl

      Totally agree. Decadent times. Smells of an end of era, probably sooner than later.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Marnie

    At least these vamps don't sparkle.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      Edward can whine and talk about his feelings and apply body glitter all he wants, Eric would send him home in several very small boxes.

      August 18, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  117. Filch

    One of the three shows on TV worth watching…and I don't remember what the other two are.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  118. ryan

    terrible actors, terrible plot, terrible show. This show sucks.....

    August 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • try again

      you're irrelevant.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevex

      You really think that Denis O'Hare (King Russell) is a terrible actor? Sir, in another era, that insult would get you a slap in the face with a glove.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      You know, I watched the first season, and although the accents were terrible and the dialogue trite, I liked the concept. Started watching the second season, and it was just terrible. Watched three or four episodes and didn't watch again. Just nothing there to keep me coming back. Didn't care anything about the characters anymore. They were all too cliche.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • hillbilleter

      I see that you don't watch the show and haven't read the books.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
    • hillbilleter

      I love the show and love the books. My first reaction to this cover photo, though, is, "That'll take a lot of scrubbing to clean up."

      August 18, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Yeah as far as the terrible actors part goes, it's not like Anna Paquin isn't the second-youngest Oscar winner ever or anything...:
      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xElXtoO_WmA&w=640&h=390]

      August 18, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  119. Kim

    Wow, they really are not attractive. The guys are way too skinny, they look anorexic.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie K

      Kim – you must be a chubby chaser – those guys are NOT anorexic! Look at those abs! Look at that tight a$$! Healthy well-defined bodies on ALL of them...

      August 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      No chubby chaser here. My guy has abs. The guy on the right ("Bill") has no butt and skinny legs and hollow cheeks. He looks like he needs a good meal or two, and a weight bench. The guy on the left has abs, I'll grant you that, but he's got little in the way of upper body and he is really unattractive. Anna just needs to get that gap in her teeth fixed and she'd be more attractive. She has a great lower body, but ribs showing like a concentration camp survivor just isn't that attractive to me. But, to each his or her own, I guess.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim you are fat.

      Kim, you are fat. And these people are lusted over by tens of thousands of people, and I'm sure no one lusts over your boyfriend.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • rbnlegnd101

      It's always easy to take a cheap shot at anyone thinner than you, but it's cruel to point out that anyone is overweight.

      Concentration camp survivors had been subjected to systematic starvation and hard labor. They had no body fat and no muscle. Comparing these actors who are fit and toned to a concentration camp survivor is both idiotic and offensive. They are slender, but they are not starved. They all have the bodies of people who spend time every single day working out to maintain an athletic physique. Do two hours of cardio and weights every single day, and that's how you look, assuming you are in good health. Most of us don't have the time to get into that sort of shape, and that's why we don't look like that on film.

      It's funny that you complain about them being too thin, but then twit Anna for the gap in her teeth, and the actor who plays Bill for his high cheekbones. You think she should get some cosmetic dentistry to match your ideal of beauty? He should overeat until he gains enough weight to change his facial profile? That's some vanity. He was selected for those high cheekbones, and they are emphasised with make-up because he is playing a, get this, vampire. That gaunt facial structure is part of the role.

      You like the way heavier people look. Good for you. Everyone has different tastes and that's a good thing. But don't pretend your taste is some ideal that we should all aspire to. Enough people think that these three are attractive to put this show on the front of the rolling stone. But when do we get to see Tara and Lafayette on the cover? They show less skin, but are just as hot.

      August 18, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      To each their own I guess. They look pretty healthy to me.

      August 18, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiph

      Also Kim I just wanted to say that people who tend to point out what they think is "flawed" generally have a self-esteem problem. I'm not a psychologist but maybe you should go and talk to someone to try to realize that we are all beautiful in different ways. Not everyone likes the same taste of cookie and if we did the world would be boring.

      August 18, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  120. frao

    What is the world getting to? This is sad.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • please

      this is hardly what's wrong with the world, wake up.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • chase

      No, this is exactly what is wrong with the world

      August 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • gf

      Really? this doesnt rank in the top 500,000 of whats wrong with the world. Now, idiotic commentaries on entertainment......that ranks a bit higher.

      August 18, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  121. Lola

    Oh YUK! That's disgusting. Makes me want to puke.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Marta

    This cover is so hot!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm Team Eric all the way!!!

    Phew!, Rochelle, you had me kinda nervous for a second there, we definitely didn't get that you were being sarcastic...

    Last Sunday, when Russell ripped the reporter's spine, I was speechless!

    August 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Speechless? I laughed out loud so hard. After the 3,000-year-old vampire preached on the newscast (where he had just ripped out the anchor's spine) "We will eat you after we eat your children", he put on a trivial cutesy voice to turn to the other camera and say "Now for the weather. Tiffany?" I was on the floor.

      August 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  123. PaulinABQ

    If you didn't just LOVE the final scene from Sunday's show, you must be brain dead or ..... a Teabagger. AbFab!!

    August 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Aut

    Drool...HELLO Alexander Skarsgard.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  125. txmomma2

    Trash TV show. This and more is the reason we cut the cable, literally.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ahem

      and yet here you are...

      August 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevex

      Now if you will just cut your internet connection, we will ALL be happy.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eden

      Do enlighten us as to what you hope to prove by posting this–why should anybody care that you cut your cable and why??

      August 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      How noble of you. Such a cultured intellect you must have. You do us uncultured heathens a great service by sullying yourself to descend into our realm and inform us of how our betters live. I hope the maidservant will be able to cleanse the foul odor of commoners from your hands after this little adventure, and that the stableboy will be able to help you with any lingering distress.

      August 18, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • atank

      ummm you might be trash but not the show......

      August 18, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Louise

      @rbnlegend101: Keep up the awesome.

      August 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Gogo

    This is AWFUL!!! How can they sell a magazine with that nasty cover!!?!?!?!?!?!?? Come on, really???? God Lord!

    August 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • deli

      I think it's brilliant!

      August 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phoenix39

      It's THE ROLLING STONES! Nothing new!

      August 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • gf

      THE ROLLING STONES are an iconic music group...lol! ROLLING STONE is an iconic magazine.

      August 18, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • I LOVE ERIC

      there is nothing nasty about Alexander Skarsgard...I'd roll around in blood or anything else for that matter, with me!!

      August 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Acidsnow

    Looks like she menstrated during the manage trois.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill , San Diego ,califonia

      I wonder if a female vampire would have PMS and what it like if she does

      August 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Calin

      Vampires can't have periods. They're not alive. Bill mentions to Sookie he can never give her a child.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phoenix

      Talk about earning your "red wings"!

      August 18, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  128. Kymberly

    PLEASE stop degrading women by using the phrase "yummy" when you see a hot(ish) guy.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • yummy

      say wha? this is an equal opportunity expression, get a grip.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ede

      And a completely stupid, hackneyed expression. Get more original.

      August 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      ummmm.... no. He is totally yummy. 100% smokin hot!

      August 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • lance corporal

      wow women must be easy to degrade in your world, expressing attraction "degrades" women??? maybe the weak ones or just you but that is nuts

      August 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • True Fan

      I'd bet I'm more of a feminist than you and I completely agree that Alexander is yummy. I'd eat him right up, anytime.

      August 18, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  129. Bill , San Diego ,califonia

    I just wonder how edited it will be when put on regular TV , I don't have HBO and I understand the scenes you wanna watch are edited when that is done.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • PumaXL

      Dude, watch it when it comes out on dvd. The first 2 seasons are out now and well worth a rent.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Traci

      You can watch it on Hulu.com and sometimes HBO.com.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • emily

      I don't think this will EVER be on 'regular' TV. The show would be 15 minutes long and make no sense.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      omg, yes you have to watch the REAL version, not the edited version. That will take so much away from it. You also have to watch from the very beginning otherwise you will be thoroughly confused. You can rent seasons one and two at blockbuster, or at amazon.com you can rent individual episodes. You can sometimes find them online, although I don't think you'll find season 1 or 2 online anymore. I HIGHLY encourage you to watch, it's so entertaining!

      August 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • DenverGrl

      If this show was edited for regular TV, there wouldn't even be 15 minutes. This show is graphic and totally pushes the limits. I love it!

      August 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  130. VampireFarts

    the whole vampire thing is starting to get old.....it has jumped the shark.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Coleman

      Yeah, I think it's sort of played out also, but I still Tivo the show every Sunday. for me the difference is that the show seems to give more violence mixed with more story line. I like how they included that horned lady and the shape shifters into the story. It's like there is a whole world that we don't know about. Where as with twilight it's just vamps and wolves.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nae, kid.

      Coleman, in Twilight those "wolves" are actually shape shifters, too. As to this pic, I don't really see anything hot about these guys other than they have nice bodies. The guy on the left looks ok-ish in a 90s Chris Slater way, but the guy on the right looks like he belongs in a soap opera, that kind of dorky perfection that isn't even hot.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Omaha Reader

    Alexander Skarsgard is YUMMY!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Davad

      You might find it hard to believe that he won something like Sweden's most handsome man 5 years in a row. Check IMDB for that fact. He does look a bit dorky in Zoolander, as one of Derek's model roomates.

      On the other hand, this show certainly fills a hot female vampire desire that I was unaware I had.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Rochelle

    Jessica, I'm totally kidding. LOVE True Blood. Especially that yummy Eric Northman. mmmmeeeeoowwwww.

    August 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • PAPABULL

      VAMPIS ARE ALERGIC TO CATS , MY CAT EATS THEM ALL THE TIME. I LISTEN FOR THE CRUNCH ,NO NEED FOR TRAPS .

      August 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Jessica

    Please tell me your kidding, Rochelle.

    I love this show. I've read all the books to date, and my husband and I look forward to watching this show every week. It's awesome. I think it definitely fills a gap- yes, there's a lot of vampire shows, books, movies already out there but this one is unique in that it is both graphic, adult, and has excellent acting and special effects. It's rare those qualities are paired together in the genre of vampires and werewolves. Keep it up Alan Ball! You're show is watched religiously in our house! We wouldn't miss one episode!

    August 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathryne

      I definitely agree. I Love True Blood- sometimes, even most of the times the only excitement that i look forward to in a weeks' end.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tsgt bourland

      LOVE THE SHOW! For all of you who hate it, try watching it! It is by far the best adult show out there! (sorry kiddies this show is not for you! LOL)

      August 18, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • crazynthehills

      yes i agree, the acting is 1st rate & they let it all hang out, total suspense. the show makes you want more with all the twists, best show on hbo since the sopranos. if you dont like it dont watch it!

      August 18, 2010 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
    • O8sys

      You got to be kidding? I hope you are not a parent.

      August 18, 2010 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      @O8sys – What does being a parent have to do with anything in this comment? Are "parents" not allowed to enjoy adult themed entertainment? I am pretty sure no one mentioned gathering the kiddies around the tube to have a family True Blood night. I am a parent. I watch my fair share of Witches of Waverly Place (actually a decent, cute show), Phineas & Ferb and so many other family/childrens shows with my kids. But when they are not home, or tucked away in bed, I watch shows that speak to me on another level. True Blood, Weeds, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy...these are all great shows. They are not for everyone, but obviously (based on the high ratings) for a very good amount of people.

      August 18, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Rahman emon cemonk

      this good

      September 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  134. jgoellner

    Yummy Eric.....YummyAlexander Skarsgard.....Just Yummy......

    August 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      But can we get more hot lady Vamps? I mean, Sookie is hot and all, and Jessica....and Pam.......nevermind lol.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • True Lover of True Blood

      I am going to have to agree.......YUM-Alex Skarsgard (Eric Northman)

      August 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      I ALSO agree.. eric is YUMMY

      August 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Damn straight Alexander is YUMMY!!! Team Eric!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • holyshigeazy-e duz it

      This show is great, the scene where the chicks head is spun arpound while hes hitting it is great!! Pass me those danes, lets get em>

      August 18, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      Um can we see some naked men???? Eric being the first?? Jesus to be the 2nd? Quit shoin boobs and show the good stuff!!!! 8^)

      August 18, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • natalie

      When are we gonna see some full frontal action?? Skarsgard seems up for it

      August 18, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • cindy

      True Blood is pure sinful pleasure.

      August 18, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Latlu

      @ jitterbug- LOL! "One of those guys" who says that high school students are "irritating and uniformed", happens to be Alan Ball. You may yawn. He wins awards. Sorry if a man who has won the Academy Award for Best Origional Screenplay for the movie American Beauty, an Emmy for directing Six Feet Under, a Golden Globe, and multiple other awards and nominations bores you. He makes you yawn, you make me laugh! :)

      August 21, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  135. lance corporal

    not that racism or corruption or the many other negative thing your state is known for have shamed it in the past ......

    August 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Tully

    It's a show about vampires. Vampires don't exist anywhere, not even Louisiana. Besides, vampires can only be sinners....they're undead.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Brandon

    PRUDE, PRUDE, PRUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  138. nomerobert

    Would you rather a show about how your state is one of the fattest, uneducated, and lowest income crap hole?

    August 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Chris

    George Bush does NOT care about vampires.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Sara

    I agree Rochelle! I live in La too, and can't believe this mess. I'm offended!

    August 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Rusnet

    As Mark Twain said: nn heaven you've got weather; in hell you've got company ;) With a company like that, I'd rather be in hell.

    Without sins life would be boring...

    August 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  142. LilB

    It's fiction, Bon Temps doesn't actually exist anymore than the vampires and weres do. It's called shock and awe entertainment for a reason. I'm more annoyed by the fact all the vampires seem to have American accents accept for Eric, even Russel who is 3000 years old has adopted a southern twang. LOL

    August 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  143. jack van hoffer

    HA!! I have been to New Orleans. Talk about sodom and gomorrah. Talk about vile and uncouth. Please!!
    This admonition from the most corrupt political state in the union, MIss prim and proper Louisiana.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  144. gwinnie

    This is pretty gross. What were they thinking to put something like this on the cover page the stores should pull every magazine.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  145. sassy

    Oh,please–sinners according to who? What? It's fu@#&^% awesome......

    August 17, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  146. nika

    I am LOVING the replies to this comment. That is all.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Tiffany

    Thank you Rochelle!! I think I pee'd myself laughing so hard at your post. I always wonder why people who are so bitterly against something would click into the story then post a comment. Really? Trust me LA has it's share of bad things, but you aren't talking about that. After all Pat Robertson said that Katrina happened to cleanse the present day Sodom and Gomorra.
    Two idiots, you and Pat, don't make a bit of sense.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  148. BUTTERS

    This is too funny! Its a show! And its Rolling Stone Magazine! LMAO! GO ERIC!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Josh

    Rochelle, give me a break! It's a T.V. show! It has never been advertised as being realistic in any way! I will repeat this one more time to all those who think this is sick and that this is what is truly wrong with the world....IT'S A TV SHOW!!!!! Get over yourselves!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Kelly

    Calm down there Rochelle. The show is fake, it's not real. They are actors. You no like, you no watch...plain and simple. LOL This show in no way shames your good state, it make it even more appealing :-) Ya have to remember not everyone in this country is Christian, so not everyone views the acts in this show as Sin.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  151. joeyyyyyyy

    Rochelle.... you're a FREAK!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Archangel Gabriel

    you're a moron....did you ever notice the naked dead guy with the open wounds hanging on a cross being worshipped by idjits like you? and you complain about the sin and images and louisiana? other than sympathy for katrina victims, louisiana is known as one of the most corrupt and decrepit states in the union-thats police and residents alike....hello kettle? its the pot calling you black...

    August 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  153. joenormal

    Wow she has a small boob for that guy to be completely covering it.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  154. joenormal

    My summary of the picture: Two gay guys and a plane jane model strike a pose for attention.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  155. gwen

    Another reason why some (and some radicals) in other countries are not impressed with Americans, and think we are all that way? Since all that is known is what is portrayed in the media.

    Why tempt terrorists?

    August 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  156. True Fan

    Hawt. Yall are haters.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  157. BT

    HAHAHA!

    August 18, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  158. Luke

    Amen

    August 18, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  159. MashaSobaka

    Uh, Eric doesn't have an American accent? When did that happen?

    August 18, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  160. Chris

    Alexander Skarsgard is from Sweden, Anna Paquin is from New Zealand, and Stephen Moyer is from England.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |

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