Et voilà, c'est fini!
We had such a good time in Bon Temps. I mean as viewers. The actual people of Bon Temps, not so much. A lot have been killed, plenty were turned, many met true death and too many were left without their loved ones ... but all that gave us 7 years of True Blood. Some seasons may have been better, there were some ups and downs, we might have loved some characters more than others ... one thing is for sure, True Blood is a Pop Culture phenomenon series to remember.
Personally it was the first series we could actually watch 'live' from the US as True Blood premiered the month we moved to Los Angeles back in 2008. Before that we were living in Paris (I know you don't actually feel bad for us) but we could only have a distant look on what was hot on tv in America. I remember how frustrating it was for us poor French citizens to wait for the episodes of Sex And The City or Six Feet Under (my husband always refused to download anything illegaly like EVER). So yes True Blood turned us as soon as we stepped out of that Air France plane.
All along True Blood was some sort of an allegory for LGBTQ rights and campaigning for equal rights - Tiny Spoiler Alert - this final episode featured the union - even tho still not recognized in the beautiful state of Louisiana - of a Vampire and human. Love is Love!
In this very last episode, Adele Stackhouse gave a young Sookie Stackhouse a great piece of advice:
'You can have any kind of life you want. Anything you want you are intitled to it. There are no limits on you, if you don't put it on yourself.'
And that is the best advice someone can get. Ironically, I did get that exact same advice from my grand parents, even tho I did not turn out to be a fangbanger, nore am a fairy ;P I was - for sure - not going to be like everyone else. And 7 years ago when Alek and I landed in Los Angeles with one bag each to start a new chapter, there were fewer limits to our horizon - Anything you want you are intitled to it - may sound like a cliché but it works if you know exactly what you want, and that is where the trick is. Knowing what you want is not as easy as it sounds because among many other things that wish should not be associated with anything material.
7 years later, one of our adventures called BELLO Mag gave us the opportunity to achieve many things like meeting and working with incredible talents, including many actors from True Blood.
Here is a recap of some of the people we have photographed and featured in the magazine over the years:
Ryan Kwanten, Carrie Preston, Joe Manganiello, Nelsan Ellis and Kevin Alejandro ...
Awww look at those two, that was one of my favorite love stories and I am gonna miss Lafayette !!!!
Deborah Ann Woll ... how gorgeous is Jessica!? I absolutely love those photos by Alek.
but also Todd Lowe, Will Yun Lee, Mehcad Brooks, Nathan Parsons, Grant Bowler, Natalie Dreyfuss, Riley Smith, Grey Damon, Randy Wayne, Melissa Rauch, Camilla Luddington, Nicholas Gonzalez … via BelloMag.com.
Thank You, True Blood.
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