Monday, June 18, 2012

True Blood's Vampire King patterned after Republican Tea Partier Rick Santorum

True Blood creator Alan Ball talked about Season five and how he got the idea to mix religion with the vampires, fairies, werewolves and shape-shifters already taking up residence in the swampy Louisiana town. The answer? The Republican primaries. It was the religious right that got his creative juices flowing, and it was Rick Santorum that was his inspiration for Roman.

"For me the jumping off point was watching the Republican primaries, watching Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and asking what would it be like to have a theocracy in America – which is way more terrifying than any fictional monster could ever be," he said. "You don’t really see vampires being religious creatures. They are excluded from God. But what if there was a vampire bible? A religion? Theocracy? How would that impact our human characters, or vampire characters?"

Roman, played by Law and Order's Christopher Meloni, aims to intensify the divide between humans and vampires by instilling the notion that humans are inferior and vampires were created in God's image.
About Roman/Rick Santorum: "What’s terrifying is how many people agree with him," he said of the ultraconservative candidate with the strong religious following.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Pyrrhic Victory : The U. S. Supreme Court decision on SB 1070 will cause a Great Movement of Civil Rights - It is not true that "Roma Locuta Est, Causa Finita" ... Rome spoke and the trial is finished

The activists of Civil Rights will be boosted by some Big Rockets of the Economy : Agriculture, Landscaping, Gardening, Tourism, Hotels, Restaurants, Poultry Processing, Service Industries and others that need manpower and labor.

There are many Civil Rights lawsuits now being prepared against SB 1070 in anticipation of a decision that favors Arizona and the interests of Governor Jan Brewer and the Nativists.

Many Amicus Briefs of important officials of past U. S. Administrations, of many City Councils and County Commissioners can't be thrown to the garbage can overnight.

This could be the restart of more Boycotts against Arizona, Alabama and Georgia, the new starters of this Nativist "Know Nothihg" Tide.

And this will have a great impact on the Presidential Race, this would be the alarm clock that will wake up Latinos and all other Minorities to go to the Voting Booth to vote for President Obama.

I predict that very few if any new states will fall in the Human and Economic Trap in which Arizona, Alabama and Georgia have fallen. This Pyrrhic Victory will be the Prelude to many defeats in the future for the "Bad Guys" of "You Know What"....


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