Sookie, Eric, and Bill Bloody Up Rolling Stone

8.17.2010

By Nick Stergiopoulos

Just when you thought True Blood couldn't get any more scandalous, Rolling Stone just posted a preview of their upcoming blood-soaked and sexual cover.  

The feature, set to hit newsstands on Friday, promises a provocative discussion of vampire sexuality. In fact, according to creator Alan Ball, the phrase "celibate vampire" is an oxymoron. "To me, vampires are sex," he says. "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."

Actor Stephen Moyer (Bill) explains the connection on a more philosophical plane. "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before. It's a de-virginization -- breaking the hymen, creating blood and then drinking the virginal blood. And there's something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it. So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive. Plus, Robert Pattinson is just hot, right?"

Um, I think he meant to say Alexander Skarsgard, but either way we can't wait to see what the rest of this photo shoot has to offer. 

-- NICK STERGIOPOULOS

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