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Beyond True Blood's Sensationalism

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Duration: 7 minutes and 57 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 61
Posted by: feministfrequency on Nov 23, 2009

From the first time I heard about the concept behind HBO’s True Blood I was a little bit horrified. Vampires are “coming out of the coffin” and want equal rights? Since television producers (and especially HBO) want to make shows that are as sensational and scandalous as possible, I had my doubts about whether they could provide commentary about social justice struggles in America without being painfully offensive, ignorant and stereotypical. I am unhappy to report that, no, they completely failed.

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