From DNA Magazine:
Alan Ball's new show (he was the creator of Six Feet Under) has just premiered in the US. It's called True Blood and follows a race of vampires, who have made their existence public after years of living covertly.Great opening credits, compelling story, a little soap-operish.
The Vampires then face the same struggles of all marginalised populations such as inequality in law, public disapproval and hatred, and so the comparisons between the plight of the Vampires and gay life are not too hard to spot.
They're made even easier by very witty gay-references such as the "God Hates Fangs" sign that appears in the show's opening sequence or "coming out of the coffin", a line uttered by Anna Paquin, the show's lead star, in reference to the wooden door each Vampire must crash through to be an out-and-proud bloodsucker.