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.
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What is "normality"? Is that actually a word...or is Sarah Palin blogging again??? True Blood Rocks!
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.
I wonder if vampires like music.
PLEASE LET US SEE ERIC WITHOUT THE SOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Moyer, you lucky dog!
You guys are very ill...get some help
oh yum. Eric can do bad things to me all he wants. hawwwt
I love everything about this show!!! Thank god they make better shows than teen people on TV because their boring to me.
the only thing that could improve this cover would be Alcide.
Very Hot–Love True Blood
Degenerate freaks. Disgusting.
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.
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!!!
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.......
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?
Hey I'm no Twilight fan either but for Alan Ball to trash someone else's work is classless.
What a garbage show. Want to watch something good? Watch Breaking Bad. Can't wait for the vampire craze to end...
Yeah, because the drug/crime shows are so fresh and creative.
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!!
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.
yeah whatever .... you got on here because you like the front page....dont deny it......you guys crack me up!!!!!
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!!
What?! I can't hear you over your caps lock.
This cover just shows the bad taste that Rolling Stone is becoming known for, imho.
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!!!!
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!!!!!
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.
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 !!!!!!
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.
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?
This cover page totally turns me on! I love the show!
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.
Bela Lugosi must be rolling in his grave. Vampires are supposed to be scary and sophisticated, not feminine looking Emos...
*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.
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!
Oh Alex, I don't want a sock around it either. Yowza!
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.....
who are you? I ddint' post this comment but I wish i had?
Just plain dumb
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.
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.
Vampires = played out
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.
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.
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
Looks like they're gonna double-team her.
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.
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.
3 beautiful people but they need to hose them down the whole blood thing is just gross
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 .
I like the show, and I'm not opposed to nudity. I just find this photo completely distasteful.
Bring Eggs back. He was hot!!!
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.
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.
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!
Yeah... so tru, go buy your Ann Coulter's book and go listen to Rush Limbaugh!!!
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.......
but, do they twinkle and shimmer?
I Love It!
Best thing about the series is that it has a sense of humor and DOES NOT TAKE ITSELF SERIOUSLY. Never miss an episode here.
When does "Dexter" come back on?
Is Anna Paquin on her period or something?!!
Maybe that's why I didn't like it. Too menstrual.
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.
...and we're laughing at you in unison.
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.
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."
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
Rolling Stone reveals they're willing to jump on the latest trend, with a couple dozen other magazine covers, movies and tv shows.
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.
Eric is the best part of that show! I like Pam too. It's cute how she's like his daughter.
Yet another very slow news day.....
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.
Wow! Sookie's ass is HOT! I'd like to blow a load in it. :)
The mentality of obama voters at its finest!!!!..NICE!!!!!
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....
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.
Rolling Stone always makes women look like ho...
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.
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?
You are so cool.
Love Stephen on the cover =)
Totally, Colbert should be on every cover of every magazine forever!
Oh, not the Stephen you meant? Oopsie. ;)
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..
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.
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?)
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
Dang. Poor girl. Next time I hope she tries the Always with wings.
Nice shot Rollingstone! Ever wonder why there are truly no vampires? It's called AIDS.
Uhh...that is completely trashy and gross. And that show is stupid – the whole vampire craze needs to die.
I agree. How lame! Who buys into this crap?
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?
What an absolute joke of a cover.
Fire the editor and photographer.
Vampires? How boring and old! Rolling Stone has sucked for years now and continues to decline.
: shakes head :
What a joke of a cover.
Many people from Louisiana are offended by this show.....Thank God they can't read this article.
For the win! So subtle..and yet so profound. Awesome comment.
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.
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!
Yeesh, what a bunch of gratuitous filth.
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.
NICEEE!! i will deff be buyin this issue. loveee True Blood. and this cover is jus HOT!
The (insert current craze here) craze is always stupid, and this vampire one is no different.
I want vampires, especially those hot and bad vampires!!!lol
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?
Oh mah gosh they're so hot, I want to watch this movie!!
What the hell is 'sin" anyway, you must be a bunch of bible thumpers or religious wacko's, or is that wack offs?
Whack-offs? You'd know, from the sounds of it.
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.
I let mine swing free. I like the way the wind feels on it.
It seems a lot of gays are into this show going by all the previous posts.
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!
lol... that picture looks a bit silly but whatever floats your boat, I say.
I think its hot but Im sure it will be some criticism behind this cover.
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.
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.
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.
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. ;)
and you wonder why muslims hate us...
lol true. This kind of refuse in our media and culture is just embarrassing.
I dont blame muslims for hating us.Look at our TV shows and how awful we are.We have no morals or shame.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
You are an idiot.. Muslims hate us because we are not Muslims!
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!
I especially like the Accuquote, If you died today advertisement in the upper right corner of the screen !
IF THEY'RE ALL THAT HOT LOOKING........SIGN MY AZZ UP!
Looking at that magazine cover, we're all thinking the same thing: Anna Paquin needs a tampon with better absorbency. :P
Interesting. You have just pointed out to the world that you have the mind set of a 12 year old.
who did they slay in this picture?
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
Guys, she told you she preferred girls AND she's on her period. OB-viously.
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.
you can get it at Barnes and Noble
Females have ruined TV just like they ruined music. Teen girls singularly elevated Miley Cyrus to stardom. Same with Twilight.
ya its lesbians like myself that have ruined the mental images of so many men (and women) in this world too right?
Wow, you are either a misogynist gay man, a straight man with no play, or a part of the Taliban. Which is it?
While men have single-handedly ruined the world and its women through war and crime.
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!
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
This is a magazine cover. I don't watch the show, but I'm concerned for little children who see this on newspaper stands.
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.
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...:-)
I don't think I hhave ever yawned so long and so hard in my life!!!
Vampire Diaries is way better than this!
The door is that way. --–>
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.
What's with the twink bois? I want a man with fur!!!!
You have obviously not seen the show or Joe Manganiello as Alcide. Werewolf. Not were-boy like T-Laut. ;)
Shannon's right. That Alcide, the good werewolf, is absolutely incredibly hot, hot, hot!
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.
then find another country or world, because the US is going to the "melting" pot
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!
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!
The dude on the left must have a tiny one. Mine would be hanging down well past her leg.... or over it.
Yeah.....and then you woke up.
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.
Our culture keeps sinking lower and lower and getting sicker and sicker.
Totally agree. Decadent times. Smells of an end of era, probably sooner than later.
At least these vamps don't sparkle.
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.
One of the three shows on TV worth watching…and I don't remember what the other two are.
terrible actors, terrible plot, terrible show. This show sucks.....
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.
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.
I see that you don't watch the show and haven't read the books.
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."
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...:
Wow, they really are not attractive. The guys are way too skinny, they look anorexic.
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...
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.
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.
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.
To each their own I guess. They look pretty healthy to me.
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.
What is the world getting to? This is sad.
this is hardly what's wrong with the world, wake up.
No, this is exactly what is wrong with the world
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.
Oh YUK! That's disgusting. Makes me want to puke.
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!
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.
If you didn't just LOVE the final scene from Sunday's show, you must be brain dead or ..... a Teabagger. AbFab!!
At the end when Russel turn and says, "Tiffany?" I just cracked up out loud.
Totally agreed! "And now for the weather, Tiffany?"
Drool...HELLO Alexander Skarsgard.
Trash TV show. This and more is the reason we cut the cable, literally.
and yet here you are...
Now if you will just cut your internet connection, we will ALL be happy.
Do enlighten us as to what you hope to prove by posting this–why should anybody care that you cut your cable and why??
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.
ummm you might be trash but not the show......
@rbnlegend101: Keep up the awesome.
This is AWFUL!!! How can they sell a magazine with that nasty cover!!?!?!?!?!?!?? Come on, really???? God Lord!
I think it's brilliant!
It's THE ROLLING STONES! Nothing new!
THE ROLLING STONES are an iconic music group...lol! ROLLING STONE is an iconic magazine.
there is nothing nasty about Alexander Skarsgard...I'd roll around in blood or anything else for that matter, with me!!
Looks like she menstrated during the manage trois.
I wonder if a female vampire would have PMS and what it like if she does
Vampires can't have periods. They're not alive. Bill mentions to Sookie he can never give her a child.
Talk about earning your "red wings"!
PLEASE stop degrading women by using the phrase "yummy" when you see a hot(ish) guy.
say wha? this is an equal opportunity expression, get a grip.
And a completely stupid, hackneyed expression. Get more original.
ummmm.... no. He is totally yummy. 100% smokin hot!
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
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.
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.
Dude, watch it when it comes out on dvd. The first 2 seasons are out now and well worth a rent.
You can watch it on Hulu.com and sometimes HBO.com.
I don't think this will EVER be on 'regular' TV. The show would be 15 minutes long and make no sense.
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!
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!
the whole vampire thing is starting to get old.....it has jumped the shark.
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.
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.
Alexander Skarsgard is YUMMY!!!!
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.
Jessica, I'm totally kidding. LOVE True Blood. Especially that yummy Eric Northman. mmmmeeeeoowwwww.
VAMPIS ARE ALERGIC TO CATS , MY CAT EATS THEM ALL THE TIME. I LISTEN FOR THE CRUNCH ,NO NEED FOR TRAPS .
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!
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.
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)
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!
You got to be kidding? I hope you are not a parent.
@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.
Yummy Eric.....YummyAlexander Skarsgard.....Just Yummy......
But can we get more hot lady Vamps? I mean, Sookie is hot and all, and Jessica....and Pam.......nevermind lol.
I am going to have to agree.......YUM-Alex Skarsgard (Eric Northman)
I ALSO agree.. eric is YUMMY
Damn straight Alexander is YUMMY!!! Team Eric!!!
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>
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^)
When are we gonna see some full frontal action?? Skarsgard seems up for it
True Blood is pure sinful pleasure.
@ 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! :)
not that racism or corruption or the many other negative thing your state is known for have shamed it in the past ......
It's a show about vampires. Vampires don't exist anywhere, not even Louisiana. Besides, vampires can only be sinners....they're undead.
PRUDE, PRUDE, PRUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would you rather a show about how your state is one of the fattest, uneducated, and lowest income crap hole?
George Bush does NOT care about vampires.
I agree Rochelle! I live in La too, and can't believe this mess. I'm offended!
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...
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
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.
This is pretty gross. What were they thinking to put something like this on the cover page the stores should pull every magazine.
Oh,please–sinners according to who? What? It's fu@#&^% awesome......
I am LOVING the replies to this comment. That is all.
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.
This is too funny! Its a show! And its Rolling Stone Magazine! LMAO! GO ERIC!
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!
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.
Rochelle.... you're a FREAK!!
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...
Wow she has a small boob for that guy to be completely covering it.
My summary of the picture: Two gay guys and a plane jane model strike a pose for attention.
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?
Hawt. Yall are haters.
Uh, Eric doesn't have an American accent? When did that happen?
Alexander Skarsgard is from Sweden, Anna Paquin is from New Zealand, and Stephen Moyer is from England.
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