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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Monday, March 28, 2011

We Were There (In Spirit): The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

No, unfortunately WE weren't actually there - the title for this post is a riff on the piece written by our friend Kristina who was most certainly in the house covering the event for Cherry Grrl along with our favorite vampire king, Mr. Russell Edgington himself (Denis O'Hare) who picked up the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series on behalf of the cast and crew of True Blood. Thanks to Kristina for making us feel as though we were there through her intrepid reporting!

Click the link below to read her article on the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards held right in our backyard...NYC!

We Were There: The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS to True Blood on being recognized for its outstanding representation of the LGBT community in the media!

Fellow NYer (Brooklyn, to be exact) Denis O'Hare at 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards gala
~ Rachel

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