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True Blood Kills With Metaphors (and, Uh, Sex)

Kinky sex meets social commentary
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 28, 2009 8:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Critics are gushing about HBO's hit True Blood, which manages to marry kinky vampire sex to social commentary, writes Gina Bellafante in the New York Times. The barrier-busting series touches on gay marriage, racial profiling, capitalism run amok, and right-wing religious extremism. In the current season, a crazed Christian cult called the Fellowship of the Sun is out to get vampires and their sympathizers.

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The vampires, incidentally, who have recently "come out" because they can now subsist on synthetic blood, are lobbying for the right to legally marry. It's all served up with a David Lynch look and orgiastic romps that make Sex and the City look like "merely nun's play," notes Bellafante.
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