Alan Ball puts sex back into Vampire lore: Naked Eric, Sookie and Bill highlight Tuesday

Alan Ball should be in charge of all Vampire tale telling, instead of the insipid and diluted teen angst pot-boilers that occupy the hearts of sappy 14 year-olds everywhere.

Ball is the showrunner for HBO runaway train, "True Blood", a sex-filled Louisiana gorefest that combines shocking visuals with tongue-in-fang humor. Lots of laughs to off-set the sanguine sideshow steeped in buckets of blood and most recently, spine chunks.

Now just in time to make this the best Tuesday ever, Rolling Stone's cover featuring three of the show's stars nekkid and bloody has hit the wire. Pictured are Eric (Alexander Skarsgard, Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) in a visual homage to the building triangle that is happening on the series.

"To me, vampires are sex," says show creator Alan Ball to RS. "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."

Stephen Moyer (Bill) added, "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before." It's a de-flowering of sorts, he says. "So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive."

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