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Vampire is the New Gay

October 8, 2009

So yes, I’m way behind on this bandwagon, but I’ve started watching HBO’s Trueblood and have to say that it’s really clever.  Creepy, yes, but more importantly it takes the interesting approach of framing vampires as a minority that has just made itself known (come out of the “coffin”) and is fighting for its rights.  It’s a really clever study of the process that minorities go through in their fight for equality and full of thinly veiled in its references.  There is the vampire spokesperson who debates the television conservatives, and the question of equal rights being mischaracterized as “special” rights (second 0:56 in the clip below).  If I keep up watching it, I may post more down the road.

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