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From Black Voices — Yes, the “True Blood” Rolling Stone cover is pretty sexy. Pretty much. Some people would find the idea of bodies being splattered with blood more disgusting than appealing, yet it’s understandable given that it’s THE theme of “True Blood”: sharing blood, stealing blood, healing through blood and the like. Somehow on the show, the writers for “True Blood” are able to convey the mixture of pleasure and misery involved with blood themes.

Yet, on this Rolling Stone cover the stars of “True Blood”— Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer— look more confused than mired in complex passion. Discussions on the Web about this Rolling Stone cover range from critiquing the careless application of the obviously fake blood, to the ongoing debate over whether Anna Paquin is actually hot or not.

But the BV readers are bringing the REAL question to bear regarding this somewhat controversial “True Blood” Rolling Stone cover: where are Tara and Lafayette? Seriously. HBO and Alan Ball must know that millions of African Americans tune into the show solely because they love these black characters—in addition to the millions of people of all races who love Tara and Lafayette, too. On the Black Voices message board about the ‘True Blood’ Rolling Stone cover started by memberitzy8940, our astute audience rightly complains:

miamipearlz: Dang… Where’s Tara and Laffayette? Stomps outta thread!!!

daynaj :TRUE BLOOD IS MY SHOW because of the TARA and LAFAYETTE . Last Sunday’s epi was da bomb!

harlemiteblack: illuminati! Where my girl Lafayette at?

laudidadee: This is supposed to be sexy????? Well………. at least they’re objectifying some men for a change.

(Continue Reading @ Black Voices…)

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  • where is sam? where is jessica? etc

    there are valid points about PoC being left out of certain spaces, but i feel this debate was much more valid when some magazine did a “men of true blood” spread and conveniently left out nelson ellis (the actor who plays lafayette). as others have said, this cover makes sense in context of the main characters–and while beel and sucky (heh) are boring and annoying, they are the main characters, and not supporting (laffy and tara).

    in other news: mmmm askars, how are you? :D