Bloodsuckers on the Bayou: The Myths, Symbols, and Tales Behind HBO’s True Blood
by Valerie Estelle Frankel
True Blood is more than an HBO show brimming with sex and gore, or another vampire horror story blown up by big media. Independent detective Sookie Stackhouse is following the classic heroine’s journey, as are her friends. From the show’s mythic structure to the maenads, fairies, demonesses, werewolves, and vampires, True Blood swells from its ancient roots to break modern taboos and boundaries.