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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Friday, March 4, 2011

NAACP Charges True Blood with Crimes Against Homogeneity

Slap on the cuffs. Shove 'em in the cell. THROW AWAY THE KEY, gosh darn it!

True Blood has really done it. Yup, guilty as charged. There's simply no escaping it. And even worse, they're repeat offenders! Yet again, the show has been caught opening doors for pluralism and diversity on TV. I know, unbelievable, right?!? The nerve!!!

Hot on the heels of our last post on True Blood's nomination for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, the PPT is very hapy to announce that two actors and one writer associated with the show have been nominated for NAACP Image Awards!

I knew there was a reason we love this show!

Airing live in about 19 hours from now on March 4th, 2011 at 8/7C on FOX the 42nd NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.


Billed as as multicultural awards show from an African-American point of view, the Television and Writing & Directing Categories of the NAACP Image Awards show will be the ones to watch for Truebies. Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds) is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Alexander Woo is nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, and although she's not being honored for her role on True Blood, Alfre Woodard (Ruby Jean Reynolds) is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on another show.

I might just be stepping out on the town tonight, but you know I'll will be firing up my DVR for this one!

The PPT wishes Nelsan, Alexander, and Alfre the best of luck; their work on True Blood deserves to be honored for its contributions to our wider culture.

~ Rache       

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