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True Blood - Too Violent? #607664 06/29/10 06:02 AM
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I'm a fan of True Blood but I have to look away during some of the really gory scenes. Apparently the latest episode has caused a big stir - it was even front page news on CNN!

SPOILER ALERT

The situation was this - Bill the vampire had just changed his allegiance from his local Louisiana Queen to the Mississippi King. His "maker" showed up and the next thing you know they are having "angry sex". His maker had already "given up rights" to him in the past so it's not that she forced him, exactly. She no longer could. But I suppose you could say that she heavily influenced him. To show his anger at the whole situation, Bill literally twisted her head around backwards *during sex* and then finished the deed. It was fairly disturbing.

Some say it helps to show that Bill is a complex person, not just a goody-goody-sanitized vampire. He does have his dark side.

From my point of view, if a show is actively showing that men have angry sex with a woman in order to hurt her, and are using sex as a weapon, and part of this is to cause her physical harm while having sex with her, that's just not something I'm happy watching when the man is a "hero" (even an anti hero) of the story.


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Re: True Blood - Too Violent? [Re: sabrasmith11] #615085 08/05/10 01:25 PM
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Lisa, are you on about an episode near the end of series 2? I don't even remember a head twisting scene LOL - I remember her forcing him to have sex with her (the girl that turned him) I'm guessing it must be that episode. And she was also stopping him from going to save Suki at the church, wasn't she?


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Re: True Blood - Too Violent? [Re: Horror_Movies_Editor] #619683 08/22/10 05:55 AM
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Steven - it doesn't sound like you're into the "werewolf" season yet, i.e. Season 3 smile Just wait ...

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Re: True Blood - Too Violent? [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #621300 08/27/10 10:18 AM
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In another forum (Australia) there was a discussion about Australian and New New Zealand accents. The Stackhouse siblings Sookie and Jason are from NZ and Aus but seem to have mastered the Southern accent. Has anyone detected their accents are acting? To my ear (NZ) they sound Southern.

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No, I'm not in season 3 yet!! Bummer frown - I'm looking forward to seeing it though.
No, I've never noticed their accents go awry - the actress playing Sookie had to have a Southern accent for when she played Rogue in X-Men as well, so she's probably good at it by now, I think it's one of the easier accents to immitate anyways smile


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Re: True Blood - Too Violent? [Re: Horror_Movies_Editor] #621563 08/28/10 03:08 AM
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That's too funny that they have a pair of siblings from NZ/Aus smile

Just watch House and see how he does an American accent, and then hear him talk "normally"!


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I saw the actor who plays Bill over here in an interview, he was really charming and funny - and very British too. It's funny hearing actors speak in their normal accents when you're used to them speaking with a certain accent. He brought the false fangs they have to wear as well, and said how difficult it was to talk in them as they gave all the actors a lisp - it was cool to watch though, and sweet to know that Sookie and Bill really are a couple LOL.


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Re: True Blood - Too Violent? [Re: Horror_Movies_Editor] #623206 09/02/10 02:03 AM
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I worry about the actors being married. They had all these lovey-dovey scenes until now. What happens if they have violent angry scenes from now on? Will it affect their "real life"?


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The thing that worries me is if they ever get divorced or start having problems - cos that sorta thing has affected quite a lot of shows. These things obviously rub off into reality, othwise we wouldn't keep seeing the two characters in love actually falling in love in reality lol.


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I love this show, and cannot BELIEVE I got sucked into watching it!!! Yes Lisa, I agree - some of the violence is too much for me too. And I know that scene you were talking about... I could have done without the head twisting :::sigh:::


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