Battle of the Vamps: 'True Blood' Creator Disses 'Twilight'

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Despite Robert Pattinson's smoldering eyes and Taylor Lautner's smoking abs, Twilight isn't sexy enough for True Blood creator Alan Ball.

Ball disses the Twilight phenomenon in the steamy Rolling Stone cover story about his HBO drama, saying he simply can't comprehend the idea of blood-suckers who are teenage -- and celibate.

To me, vampires are sex... 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.

True Blood viewers known Ball's vampires are decidedly more adult than Edward and Bella, seldom abstaining from bedroom action.

Let the Battle of the Vamps begin: Do you like your blood-suckers pure like those in Twilight or super-sexy like the vamps of True Blood? Weigh in via the poll below.

 

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  • angel2317
    angel2317

    i think twilight is kind of good as it gives teens the idea that sex before marrige is not necessary . it shows both love and lust in a very acceptable way . ofcourse everyone has their own opnion and i totally respect others thinking .. i just think that one day when i will have kids i will introduce twilight first rather than true blood.that much sex isnt healthy for any age. twilight gives teens the idea of sweet true love which is much needed nowadays but then again both are unique and both have beautiful characters. lets just say its nice that there is something for eveyone. im a huge huge mega huge twilight fan and at the same time i dont have anything against true bllod or vampire diaries or any other vamp movie or series .not all twihards are haters of other vamp movies and series =) . i watch all of them and enjoy all. it just so happens that no matter how hard i try nothing will be better than twilight for me .then again THATS JUST MY OPNION.(sorry for any wrong spellings)

  • Diana
    Diana

    twilight is the best!

  • gemini
    gemini

    If your kids are watching True Blood they have a snowballs chance in hell of amounting to much! Obviously they have bigger problems that have nothing to do with wether mommy likes sparkly fairy vamps or the vamps of legends that are quite sexual blood suckers! Get your head out of the sparkly clouds & get a clue quickly! I happen to love True Blood as I read the books before finding the show. I have children who do not watch it nor would I allow them to watch it. If they are not able to be asleep when it is on I watch it later so they aren't exposed to it. I am an adult and allowed to enjoy adult television. If you are unable to do anything without your kids being under your feet you really need to get them some manners & behavior help. exactly and they are writtnen and done tastfully. In reading the books you get the idea of what goes on with out it being so graphic we don't need that - think its gross. remember our children kids teenagers are watching/ reading this what is the message we are sending them? There are many good clean resonsible respcectable people othere despite what others think. do we want them to follow. Rob was right in saying whats speacial about twilight or part of its appeal is that it promotes abstinance. which is true and they do it in a good way for our teenagers. Have not gotten into true blood but from what i hear of it doesn't sould like something i would want my kids to watch and they won't.

  • ladyd7
    ladyd7

    I am an adult but prefer Twilight Vamp's - sorry but the men in True Blood are simply not attractive or sexy . I wouldn't mind seeing Edward, Jasper ,Emmet, or James in sex scenes.

  • LOL
    LOL

    * I am always gonna be a Twilight fan and I say that STEPHENIE MEYER, should sue all these fukn shows!* =} LOL Sue for what?It's not like they made the vampires "sparkle". STEPHENIE MEYER should be sued for ruining the perception of vampires!

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * I am always gonna be a Twilight fan and I say that STEPHENIE MEYER, should sue all these fukn shows!* =}

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa

    Twilight was written by a Mormon that's why it;s not kinky. But Bella and Edward did have plenty of sex in Breaking Dawn. It obviously isn't "in ur face" sex scenes, it was done tastefully, unlike True Blood gay sex and weird vampire orgies. Twilight is for kids, Alan Ball doesn't see that. I respect the two, I wouldn't want young kids watching True Blood, it's gross at times. But it's for adults and Twilight is targeted at kids/teens. There isn't anything wrong with abstinence either, it needs to be thought about more. With all the high pregnancy rates in America it could be a good thing...but of course guys (and women) piss all over that idea and laugh? Well when you have kids who go around getting knocked up at 16 and living on tax payers money...we'll see who's laughing! XD

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa

    Twilight was written by a Mormon that's why it;s not kinky. But Bella and Edward did have plenty of sex in Breaking Dawn. It obviously isn't "in ur face" sex scenes, it was done tastefully, unlike True Blood gay sex and weird vampire orgies. Twilight is for kids, Alan Ball doesn't see that. I respect the two, I wouldn't want young kids watching True Blood, it's gross at times. But it's for adults and Twilight is targeted at kids/teens. There isn't anything wrong with abstinence either, it needs to be thought about more. With all the high pregnancy rates in America it could be a good thing...but of course guys (and women) piss all over that idea and laugh? Well when you have kids who go around getting knocked up at 16 and living on tax payers money...we'll see who's laughing! XD

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Mwahahahahaa!!! I'm so starting to watch True Blood! I see all you LOSERS fighting with each other about this.. Its so funny!!

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe

    No contest. Twilight is DULL DULL DULL! Bella Swan (puh-LEASE, it's like a stripper's name, "Angel Minx" or something) is the most horrendous Mary Sue I've ever seen, and OBVIOUSLY a blatant author-insertion. The whole series is just wish-fulfillment for insecure middle-aged housewife Stephanie Meyers. She can't write to save her life. On top of that, Bella and Edward's relationship is disturbingly unhealthy - he stalks her, controls her, and she has no interests or goals in life other than to be with him - and gives teenagers the wrong idea about what makes a healthy relationship as well as setting back gender equality about 200 years. The lead character Bella has all the personality of a drip. Oh, and, in response to the commented who said that Twilight is the "original" and True Blood just a "copycat", in fact the books on which True Blood is based were written long before Twilight, and the idea of vampire stories first arose in popular culture over a century ago. Twilight is a particularly trashy and poor effort in that genre, not in the slightest new or inventive. True Blood in contrast does not dumb down for its viewers, is slick, well-written, edgy, and compelling. On top of that, the heroine is (GASP!) independent, confident, has her own life outside of her romantic interest, isn't afraid to tell him where to go when he attempts to control her, and the series as a whole provides a more realistic vision.

  • Bee
    Bee

    twilight started everything. they may try to immitate or duplicate twilight but they never will its not the same. who gives a ^&* about all the other copy cats vpd trb. twilight was just that awesome and its the cast that was made it special. thats the truth. You're wrong: the Sookie Stackhouse novels were published years before mrs Meyers had her famous dream. Regardless of who you think is best, give credit where credit's due.

  • Sarah
    Sarah

    Rob is ugly , Launter has ugly face but sexy body , Kristen is boyish , Twilight is f"king boring movie I don't get why its so popular and I don't find the teen actors attractive at all except Kellan , Ash and Xavier . True Blood is just awesome I love the characters and I love the show I agree it has too much sex but it's ok . Anna , Moyer and Alexander are ten times hotter and talented than Rob , launter and Kristen . bottom line Tru Blood > Twilight .

  • up
    up

    Well something had to come and clean up after Twilights perception of vampires. ;DI agree that there are different,but I do not agree that Twilight is good...the movies and the books. ok cool u have your opinion.

  • bam
    bam

    just that both are different we never knew much bout tb when it was new. in fact think it became more popular once the so called vampire revolution came out after twilight. see now how tb is more mature. don't know of their stories hear they are quite graphic and extreme at times still don't know who is who form the cast show don't pay attention to that stuff am sure its good. lets just say that a new bar was set with twilight in its success. Well something had to come and clean up after Twilights perception of vampires. ;D I agree that there are different,but I do not agree that Twilight is good...the movies and the books.

  • up
    up

    Yeah....You brought up the cast...When I watch a movie-I could care less how they are in real life!And their acting as a whole wasn't really good...I see you're very passionate,a twihard/twitard...whatever it was called,but I do not get what you're trying to prove? just that both are different we never knew much bout tb when it was new. in fact think it became more popular once the so called vampire revolution came out after twilight. see now how tb is more mature. don't know of their stories hear they are quite graphic and extreme at times still don't know who is who form the cast show don't pay attention to that stuff am sure its good. lets just say that a new bar was set with twilight in its success.

  • lame
    lame

    That may be true but would you like the younger audiences to watch vampire porn? I think not! When you were 12 did you watch shows that had very graphic sex scenes? That's is just gross not all people want to see what is supposed to be a private moment. No one said that a 12 year old should watch this!Many said that it is for adults!!!

  • Veronica
    Veronica

    Um, are you serious? The Sookie Stackhouse books were out LONG before that horrible piece of trash Twilight was written. That may be true but would you like the younger audiences to watch vampire porn? I think not! When you were 12 did you watch shows that had very graphic sex scenes? That's is just gross not all people want to see what is supposed to be a private moment.

  • bam
    bam

    ok - yah would be a bore for those who like gore and tragedy too much mushy love story stuff true. but even in watching first twilight moive kristen said they received a lot of flack for not being too cute which they weren't. and thats good. The story is real because in many ways both main characters actually relate to their charcters in real life. if you read the book and watch them in interviews they are describing themselves. So though the stories movies are separate, in real life the two are together Rob and Kris - like Edward and Bella. That makes it more awesome. Those two made twilight awesome. Anyone could have played the part anyone could've done the movie. If it were anyone else Twilight would have just been another movie but these twoY made it special and they are together in real life better yet. Thats why we as fans are so freaked out thats what has us hooked and we do care its our real life edward and bella (in a sense). Yeah....You brought up the cast...When I watch a movie-I could care less how they are in real life!And their acting as a whole wasn't really good... I see you're very passionate,a twihard/twitard...whatever it was called,but I do not get what you're trying to prove?

  • up
    up

    That entirely depends on ones taste.I find the stories which are based entirely on romance-irritating.But that is not the only thing which I dislike in this series-the author's style is another one.I guess for someone who seeks romance the story would be addicting.I've read some of the books...and somewhere along the way I realised that it wasn't even slightly realistic,nor original.Technically it was-bad guys vs.good guys-the bad guys-got killed and the good ones-all well and alive-happy ending.I guess it was just not for me,I usually go for tragic stories. ok - yah would be a bore for those who like gore and tragedy too much mushy love story stuff true. but even in watching first twilight moive kristen said they received a lot of flack for not being too cute which they weren't. and thats good. The story is real because in many ways both main characters actually relate to their charcters in real life. if you read the book and watch them in interviews they are describing themselves. So though the stories movies are separate, in real life the two are together Rob and Kris - like Edward and Bella. That makes it more awesome. Those two made twilight awesome. Anyone could have played the part anyone could've done the movie. If it were anyone else Twilight would have just been another movie but these two made it special and they are together in real life better yet. Thats why we as fans are so freaked out thats what has us hooked and we do care its our real life edward and bella (in a sense).

  • up
    up

    That entirely depends on ones taste.I find the stories which are based entirely on romance-irritating.But that is not the only thing which I dislike in this series-the author's style is another one.I guess for someone who seeks romance the story would be addicting.I've read some of the books...and somewhere along the way I realised that it wasn't even slightly realistic,nor original.Technically it was-bad guys vs.good guys-the bad guys-got killed and the good ones-all well and alive-happy ending.I guess it was just not for me,I usually go for tragic stories. ok - yah would be a bore for those who like gore and tragedy too much mushy love story stuff true. but even in watching first twilight moive kristen said they received a lot of flack for not being too cute which they weren't. and thats good. The story is real because in many ways both main characters actually relate to their charcters in real life. if you read the book and watch them in interviews they are describing themselves. So though the stories movies are separate, in real life the two are together Rob and Kris - like Edward and Bella. That makes it more awesome. Those two made twilight awesome. Anyone could have played the part anyone could've done the movie. If it were anyone else Twilight would have just been another movie but these two made it special and they are together in real life better yet. Thats why we as fans are so freaked out thats what has us hooked and we do care its our real life edward and bella (in a sense).

  • bam
    bam

    Well those books are responsible for getting many to read again. Young and old. They are addicting. They've kept many up till like 1-2 am in the morning on a work day. You laugh but you will find yourself wanting to finish the stories. Can't say the same for most other books is all. Wouldn't say the books are boring when you want to know what goes on with the storyline the different characters and what they do. We want to know. Perhaps their qualities and realtionship to the characters in the movie and real life keeps us intriqued. That entirely depends on ones taste.I find the stories which are based entirely on romance-irritating.But that is not the only thing which I dislike in this series-the author's style is another one. I guess for someone who seeks romance the story would be addicting.I've read some of the books...and somewhere along the way I realised that it wasn't even slightly realistic,nor original.Technically it was-bad guys vs.good guys-the bad guys-got killed and the good ones-all well and alive-happy ending.I guess it was just not for me,I usually go for tragic stories.

  • up
    up

    It's kind of hard to get something,which has no meaning.And as for what the author changed,I could care less,the books were still very boring. Well those books are responsible for getting many to read again. Young and old. They are addicting. They've kept many up till like 1-2 am in the morning on a work day. You laugh but you will find yourself wanting to finish the stories. Can't say the same for most other books is all. Wouldn't say the books are boring when you want to know what goes on with the storyline the different characters and what they do. We want to know. Perhaps their qualities and realtionship to the characters in the movie and real life keeps us intriqued.

  • bam
    bam

    lmfao u can't figure that out . not gonna aruge just lmfao... and yes perhaps the last book does have the sleeping around point is that it is done tastefully in a good fashion... thats the difference. It's kind of hard to get something,which has no meaning. And as for what the author changed,I could care less,the books were still very boring.

  • shante
    shante

    true blood is way better than twilight and that is coming from a true twilight fan true blood is more real and sexy yea twilight may have sex scenes in the books but it does have to be written differently given the fact that young adults are reading the books as i am one of them but true blood sh*t their sh*t is really good!

  • up
    up

    O.o....I have one thing to say-learn basic english. lmfao u can't figure that out . not gonna aruge just lmfao... and yes perhaps the last book does have the sleeping around point is that it is done tastefully in a good fashion... thats the difference.

  • bam
    bam

    but who cares about tb never heard of them until later if their stuff if older O.o....I have one thing to say-learn basic english.

  • bam
    bam

    but who cares about tb never heard of them until later if their stuff if older O.o....I have one thing to say-learn basic english.

  • up
    up

    WTF copy cats?Are you a moron?True blood came out before this teen movie !!!As you said the author of Twilight made the last book different.She changed it,making it more similar to other vampire books/movies.The only one who could possibly seem like a copy cat right now is the author of Twilight. but who cares about tb never heard of them until later if their stuff if older

  • jojo
    jojo

    The Sex in TB is so graphic ..I watched the last episode with my Teenagers and even they where embarrassed when Sookie was riding her Vamp or that Gaysex..Please that should be not on at 9 pm...I'm not a Prude but where the Heck is the LOVE and ROMANce Thats why i refuse to let my family watch terrible programs like this. like much on tv nowdays nothing to offer to educate or inspire teenagers so sad.

  • cop
    cop

    The Sex in TB is so graphic ..I watched the last episode with my Teenagers and even they where embarrassed when Sookie was riding her Vamp or that Gaysex..Please that should be not on at 9 pm...I'm not a Prude but where the Heck is the LOVE and ROMANce yep that partly why kids are messed up today when they show immoral irresponsible stuff like TB. they follow and think hey the sex is ok. what do they do can you blame them when you put this type of filth out there. Despite what many think their are many good clean people out there.

  • tiller
    tiller

    True Blood is a PORNO made for adults who's life is so boring that they think the TB Series is the answer to their secret fantasy..Welcome to some SLEEZE and FILTH....coming from a guy who is 53 I understand that keeping your D..k in a normal romantic relationship is a lot to ask in todays time.... u know what thats exactly what the other vampire shows are today u said it right sleeze and filth. thats what twilight does not have al least until the last books thats the difference and why many could care less about true b vamp diaries etc other vampire copy cats.

  • bam
    bam

    u know what thats exactly what the other vampire shows are today u said it right sleeze and filth. thats what twilight does not have al least until the last books thats the difference and why many could care less about true b vamp diaries etc other vampire copy cats. WTF copy cats? Are you a moron?True blood came out before this teen movie !!! As you said the author of Twilight made the last book different.She changed it,making it more similar to other vampire books/movies.The only one who could possibly seem like a copy cat right now is the author of Twilight.

  • Lock
    Lock

    Omg wow the fact that anyone would say that "twilight started it all" is absolutely hilarious. Charlaine Harris wrote the Sookie Stackhouse books the year 2000 or before. Twilight is pretty much a wannabe of those books, it seems that Stephanie Meyer who also isn't even that talented of a writer completely ripped off a lot of things that Charlaine Harris wrote, so I definitely don't want to hear that Stephanie Meyer and twilight "started it all" because Stephanie Meyer doesnt compare to Anne Rice or even Charlaine Harris. let the success and epicness of Twilight silence u all because none can be said of other vampire stuff. they can't even come close or touch the success/awesomeness of twilight. but i'm sure they are good as well

  • oop
    oop

    Ummmmm...how old are you? Because twilght did NOT start everything. What about Nasferatu, or Interview With The Vampire, or the first teen vampire show BUFFY?!?! And the first episode of True Blood aired a couple months before that first twilight "movie" came out. Twilight is for idiot children. The actors are bad, the writing is worse, and the hair and makeup department should be fired. recently what vampire crap did we really care about or give that much attention why do we suddenly have this vampire explosion everywhere yes twilight that is what is meant. i mean who gives a crap really about the other sorry but true to bad if u cant handle anothers and others opinion.

  • sun
    sun

    Um, are you serious? The Sookie Stackhouse books were out LONG before that horrible piece of trash Twilight was written. and why all of a sudden now days the vampire stuff blows up whats the reason?

  • foxy
    foxy

    God, every time I watch True Blood I get furious over its comparisons with Twilight. Clearly there's NO competition. Twilight's soppy emotions are best suited for a soap opera (and a really bad one!) whereas True Blood shows what "true blood" is! п»ї

  • gabi
    gabi

    The Sex in TB is so graphic ..I watched the last episode with my Teenagers and even they where embarrassed when Sookie was riding her Vamp or that Gaysex..Please that should be not on at 9 pm...I'm not a Prude but where the Heck is the LOVE and ROMANce

  • Diana
    Diana

    Why does everything have to be about sex these days???? JUst cuz twilight doesnt have sex ( not untill breaking dawn lol) dosent mean they are good! U shouldnt diss something without even getting to know it. Dont judge a book by its cover as people always say .

  • Kelly
    Kelly

    I like both, the movies and the show

  • Sasha
    Sasha

    True Blood is a PORNO made for adults who's life is so boring that they think the TB Series is the answer to their secret fantasy..Welcome to some SLEEZE and FILTH....coming from a guy who is 53 I understand that keeping your D..k in a normal romantic relationship is a lot to ask in todays time.... It's up to you wether or you like the show or not and you reasons are none of my bissuness,maybe your religious i don't know...but insulting the ones who watch it,you're pretty ridicilous.And I surely do not believe this statement is coming from a 53 year old.There is most probably sex in every episode,it's one of the most natural things.That is one of the things which makes the show believable.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte

    [quote=Tameka Ignatius]can't we like both???? i love the twilight movies and i like watching the True Blood series...with Twilight most anyone can watch the movies, but True Blood is strictly Mature audiences... I totally agree with you ... I ike both as well.

  • lala44
    lala44

    True Blood is a PORNO made for adults who's life is so boring that they think the TB Series is the answer to their secret fantasy..Welcome to some SLEEZE and FILTH....coming from a guy who is 53 I understand that keeping your D..k in a normal romantic relationship is a lot to ask in todays time....

  • ref
    ref

    Ummmmm...how old are you? Because twilght did NOT start everything. What about Nasferatu, or Interview With The Vampire, or the first teen vampire show BUFFY?!?! And the first episode of True Blood aired a couple months before that first twilight "movie" came out. Twilight is for idiot children. The actors are bad, the writing is worse, and the hair and makeup department should be fired. completely Agreed...Twilight is only for stupid kids,my 10yr old brother even said that Twilight is the most boring vampire movies he ever watch..we love Angels and Buffy..

  • NOBODY
    NOBODY

    I just can't stand looking at Robert P..HE IS SO GD UGLY!!

  • miki
    miki

    i thing twilight is the best! robert and taylor are very sexy!!!

  • Mindy
    Mindy

    Omg wow the fact that anyone would say that "twilight started it all" is absolutely hilarious. Charlaine Harris wrote the Sookie Stackhouse books the year 2000 or before. Twilight is pretty much a wannabe of those books, it seems that Stephanie Meyer who also isn't even that talented of a writer completely ripped off a lot of things that Charlaine Harris wrote, so I definitely don't want to hear that Stephanie Meyer and twilight "started it all" because Stephanie Meyer doesnt compare to Anne Rice or even Charlaine Harris.

  • mark
    mark

    twilight started everything. they may try to immitate or duplicate twilight but they never will its not the same. who gives a ^&* about all the other copy cats vpd trb. twilight was just that awesome and its the cast that was made it special. thats the truth. dude how old are you gaylight i mean twilight is a copy of evey vampire movie out there twilight is for girly girls true blood theres a show better than every twilight film and them some and has an oscar winner. twilight only has crapy teen choice awards and mtv movie awards dosen't mean a thing and twilight has a few junkies so there

  • Dh
    Dh

    twilight started everything. they may try to immitate or duplicate twilight but they never will its not the same. who gives a ^&* about all the other copy cats vpd trb. twilight was just that awesome and its the cast that was made it special. thats the truth. Ummmmm...how old are you? Because twilght did NOT start everything. What about Nasferatu, or Interview With The Vampire, or the first teen vampire show BUFFY?!?! And the first episode of True Blood aired a couple months before that first twilight "movie" came out. Twilight is for idiot children. The actors are bad, the writing is worse, and the hair and makeup department should be fired.

  • Johanna
    Johanna

    twilight started everything. they may try to immitate or duplicate twilight but they never will its not the same. who gives a ^&* about all the other copy cats vpd trb. twilight was just that awesome and its the cast that was made it special. thats the truth. Um, are you serious? The Sookie Stackhouse books were out LONG before that horrible piece of trash Twilight was written.

  • Comedy
    Comedy

    [quote=Tameka Ignatius]can't we like both???? i love the twilight movies and i like watching the True Blood series...with Twilight most anyone can watch the movies, but True Blood is strictly Mature audiences... Sure both are different and have unique things to offer i'd say.

  • moon
    moon

    Edward and Bella DO have sex!!! Bella gave birth to Reneesme !!! and if you read Breaking Dawn you'll know they have a lot of sex but it's not a vulgar thing, it's sweet and romantic, not a orgy.And not all the ADULTS like this senseless f*uck that True Blood has. exactly and they are writtnen and done tastfully. In reading the books you get the idea of what goes on with out it being so graphic we don't need that - think its gross. remember our children kids teenagers are watching/ reading this what is the message we are sending them? There are many good clean resonsible respcectable people othere despite what others think. do we want them to follow. Rob was right in saying whats speacial about twilight or part of its appeal is that it promotes abstinance. which is true and they do it in a good way for our teenagers. Have not gotten into true blood but from what i hear of it doesn't sould like something i would want my kids to watch and they won't.

  • eme
    eme

    Edward and Bella DO have sex!!! Bella gave birth to Reneesme !!! and if you read Breaking Dawn you'll know they have a lot of sex but it's not a vulgar thing, it's sweet and romantic, not a orgy. And not all the ADULTS like this senseless f*uck that True Blood has.

  • Tameka Ignatius
    Tameka Ignatius

    can't we like both???? i love the twilight movies and i like watching the True Blood series...with Twilight most anyone can watch the movies, but True Blood is strictly Mature audiences...

  • oops
    oops

    twilight started everything. they may try to immitate or duplicate twilight but they never will its not the same. who gives a ^&* about all the other copy cats vpd trb. twilight was just that awesome and its the cast that was made it special. thats the truth.

  • Rora
    Rora

    True blood rocks! It's so much better than sparkly people of twilight which is more like a piece of glorified fanfiction than a vampire novel

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    I am a True Blood Watchers; But I don't see anything wrong with Twlight. True Blood is a show meant for adults- not teens.

  • nina
    nina

    well im a teenager and i dnt like twilight..TRUE BLOOD RULES ;)

  • twilight
    twilight

    twilight are for teenage and True blood are adult

 
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