A Political History of "True Blood"

June 20, 2014 11:29 PM

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In 2010, GLAAD declared True Blood the most gay-friendly series on TV: "Thanks to its large cast (and often sexually ambiguous vampires), HBO's True Blood is the most inclusive program currently on television, featuring six regular and recurring LGBT characters," according to organization's 2010-2011 "Where We Are on TV" report.

Season five features an insurgent group of fundamentalist vampires called the Sanguinistas, who are itching to instigate a civil war within the global bloodsucker community. According to True Blood creator Alan Ball, this violent, theocratic vampire movement was inspired by none other than failed 20...

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