Thursday, September 4, 2008

Alan Ball, don't make Sookie a ho, kthx-

Yahoo TV wrote a nice little article about True Blood, a series I have obviously  been looking forward to. It worries me a little though.  It seems that Alan Ball, the producer and person that adapted the books to tv, has decided to sex it up a bit.

episode101_003I've read the first six books, I am pretty familiar with Sookie's Bon Temps. (the small town where she lives) I understand that Sookie's brother Jason has always been a himbo, but do they need to slut it up so much with Sookie and Bill? It's true the attraction was always there for those two, but it was more of an intrigue with Sookie, as she can't read vampire thoughts for whatever reason, and Bill's silence was a treat.

From the article:

"True Blood" also pushes the content boundaries of premium cable, with plenty of extravagantly gushing arteries and over-the-top bedroom antics to rival Showtime's "Californication" -- all mixed with a good dose of Southern gothic goofiness.

"The books are violent and that's part of the appeal," he says. "It's visceral and predatory and unapologetically sexual. And it's unapologetically romantic in the sense of an old-fashioned romance novel."

The Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series aren't supposed to emulate the massive amounts of smut that the Laurell K Hamilton books have turned into. (which is really too bad because the first few were great). Sookie gets laid, sure - but not a lot and not right off the bat.

Like I said, I worry.

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