View Full Version : Vampires are People too?

07-27-2008, 09:32 PM
So I just got done watching Generation Kill and they had this anti Vampire commercial so I googled it and this is what came up. I couldn't find the actual amendment though.


Tru Blood, HBO's upcoming series, features a race of the closet vampires who are liberated from the need to snack on human blood by a synthetic variety known as tru blood. Naturally there is a Vampire Rights Amendment being debated to protect America's newest oppressed minority

A Vampire Rights Amendment? Next thing you know those blood suckers will be demanding to be called "Undead Americans" and terms like "Vampire", "Nosferatu", and the like will join the "N word" among the words we cannot say ever.

Tru Blood, based on a series of novels by Charlene Harris, is set in Louisiana. Tru Blood is centered around a romance between a psychic, human waitress named Sookie, played by Anna Paquin, and a vampire named Bill played by Stephen Moyer.

The Vampire Rights Amendment and vampires in general are opposed, of course, by the Religious Right, one of Hollywood's standard villains. "God hates fangs" indeed. And what about all of those centuries of treating people like happy meals on legs, to quote another vampire in another series.

Tru Blood, with its obvious metaphors about gays and African Americans and any other victim group, is just the latest in a line of franchises about undead blood suckers. There was the brief and unlamented Moonlight on CBS that had a vampire character who could walk in daylight solely because the show couldn't be bothered with filming at night.

Before Moonlight, there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. There was no nonsense about vampires being an oppressed minority in those shows. Vampires, except for Buffy's true love Angel and-later-her other lover Spike, were soulless monsters who not only fed on the blood of the living but did anything they wanted because, lacking souls, they also lacked moral sense. Buffy, who started the series as a fashion conscious high schooler, was their relentless hunter. No nonsense about a Vampire Rights Amendment here or any kind of rights. Vampires needed only one thing and that was a wooden stake where it would do the most good.

This is funny too

Fuckin wierdos

07-27-2008, 09:36 PM
"Blood Suckers" would be a more likely insult than "Nosferatu."

07-27-2008, 09:39 PM

07-27-2008, 09:57 PM
I've seen those posters all over the city and even talked about them with my friend the other night. I do not understand them at all (didn't read the article you quoted).

All That I Am
07-27-2008, 11:27 PM
that synthetic blood ad caught me off guard at first.
I was like What in the holy fuck is this now?
but suddenly i thought, This has to be some viral thing for a vampire movie.

07-28-2008, 01:58 PM
vampire show on HBO that's coming out soon. All over Comic Con this weekend including "protesters" for and against allowing non-humans to have rights.

07-29-2008, 10:39 AM
I am looking forward to this show. Anna Paquin *drools*