'True Blood' stars get naked for Rolling Stone
Ah, nudity on a magazine cover. Does anything grab our attention more effectively in the grocery stone line? Well, yes -- that would be nudity and spattered blood on a magazine cover.
Enter Rolling Stone, which has placed a plasma-covered Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer from "True Blood" on its Sept. 2 issue, on newstands Wednesday. (Could that purposely be timed to distract America from its obvious obsession with "Vampires Suck," which releases in theaters tomorrow? No? Not so much?)
As the folks at Rolling Stone themselves point out, nudity or semi-nudity is a frequent fixture on entertainment magazines. Most of us can probably immediately recall the fleshy covers -- a pregnant Demi Moore on Vanity Fair, a topless Janet Jackson (foreshadowing, anyone?) on Rolling Stone, the bare and pseudo-tattooed Dixie Chicks on Entertainment Weekly -- that succeeded in generating some buzz. But they don't necessarily translate into major newstand sales.
"True Blood" fans, does the sight of the image above make you want to race out and get that copy of Rolling Stone? Or would you feel the same way even if the vampire trio were, say, clothed and bloody? And, in a semi-related question, how annoyed will "Twilight" fans be when they read "Blood" creator Alan Ball's comments in the RS story, in which he says, "I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed."
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