POLL: Is the Bloody 'True Blood' Cover of 'Rolling Stone' Sexy or Sick?

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard bare all -- and explain why the hit show is all about sex

True Blood has never been for the weak of heart. So for the hardcore fans who live for the show's weekly does of gore and sex, the latest issue of Rolling Stone probably isn't too shocking. But what about for the rest of the world?

The series' three main stars, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard, appear on the September issue covered in blood -- and nothing else!

Subtlety doesn't seem to be in the vocabulary of anyone involved in True Blood, including its creator Alan Ball. "To me, vampires are sex," he told Rolling Stone -- an opinion which won't fly with Twilight fans! "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."

Moyer, 40 -- who plays undead Bill Compton and is engaged in real life to 28-year-old Paquin -- also argued the importance of sex in the show. "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before," he said. "It's a de-virginization — breaking the hymen, creating blood and then drinking the virginal blood. And there's something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it. So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive." 

You can read the rest of the interviews with the cast of True Blood when the latest issue of Rolling Stone hits newsstands this Friday. That is, if you're brave enough to buy it in public!

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