Thirsty for a Fresh Take on All Things True Blood?

WELCOME! Thirsty for a fresh take on all things True Blood? Pull up a virtual barstool at the Pierced Pomegranate Tavern where sisters Rachel and Rebecca are serving up juicy feminist analysis with a twist and opening a vein of thoughtful sociocultural dialogue on HBO's hit series.

Like the epic literary salons of eras past - theaters for conversation and debate which were, incidentally, started and run by women; where the spirited debate about the issues of the day ran as copiously as the actual spirits did - but updated for the digital age, the Pierced Pomegranate Tavern is a fun forum for exploring questions ripe for discourse about the human condition & today's most crucial social issues through the medium of True Blood.

Your salonnières are not peddling liquor per se, but they are offering up new and alternative ideas informed by such diverse influences as pop culture, art, music, cultural history, Goddess studies, transformative theory, literature and poetry, and archaeomythology, filtered through the sieve of their own lived experiences as feminist women of a particular age, background, and culture.

This is a space where you - patrons and passersby alike - can view and engage with these perspectives through the lens of True Blood and contribute your own thoughts. So, no matter if you're a Truebie or a more casual viewer of True Blood, or your drink of choice is a pomegranate martini - one of Rachel's favorite cocktails to drink and Rebecca's to mix - an herbal tea, a frothy double mocha latte, or a can of Fresca (wink, wink) you're invited to join the conversation on the show's complexities in a way that can spark transformation.

Hopefully you'll find something to sink your teeth...err...straw, into! PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY ;-)


The Pierced Pomegranate Tavern is dedicated to exploring social issues and more through the lens of True Blood. As such, you may encounter:

related to the often provocative and adult themes presented by the show

If you choose to enter and participate in this virtual salon, please be prepared to do so in a thoughtful, respectful, and mature fashion with the above in mind. Click here to check out our comment policy. Thanks!


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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sometimes Quickies are Fun...

Here's a quickie post for ya...we're expecting some True Blood related reading material to arrive in the next few days - last week we ordered the following titles:
  • Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott (this is the book the moderator of the "True & A" - the Dragon * Con panel we attended and posed our questions to the cast at - quoted to open the session, "True Blood is the most progressively political and sexual show on TV"). Click here to read our post about that panel and see video of our questions being answered *Rebecca found a better, more complete video - most likely the one made by Dragon * Con - and will hopefully be posting it soon.  
  • A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide edited by Leah Wilson
  • True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) edited by William Irwin, George A. Dunn &  Rebecca Housel
One of the ladies we met at the BlogHer Holiday Meet-Up said she had read Truly, Madly, Deadly, have you read any of these titles? Any opinions on whether or not they will be relevant to the discourse here? Inquiring minds want to know! Rebecca & I will be dividing up the there you have it, our True Blood reading list for the first few weeks of the New Year.

What are you reading? Check in and let us know!

~ Rachel

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