04.05.10 9 years ago 11 Comments

For people who are shallow enough to enjoy vampire love stories but too slutty to enjoy abstinence parables, the return of “True Blood” this summer is a big deal. As the debut of Season 3 nears, gap-toothed waitress Sookie Stackhouse (noted bisexual Anna Paquin) is searching for her kidnapped vampire love Bill (Stephen Moyer), and she enlists the help of new character Alcide, a hunky werewolf played by Joe Manganiello (above). Michael Ausiello gays up the details:

“There is definitely some [sexual] energy between the [Sookie and Alcide],” says executive producer Alan Ball… “It’s not like either one of them is looking for romance, but they’re thrown into several intense situations [and] it’s hard not to bond on a deeper level.”

It probably isn’t too tough for Sookie to bond with her animal sidekick on a superficial level, too. [Ed. note: for fun, read this next quote using Nathan Lane’s voice.]  “The first shirtless scene [Joe] had I was like, “Who has those abs?” Ball recalls. “He’s in crazy peak physical condition. He’s eating nothing but pure protein. And of course, this being True Blood, he’s already shot his first naked scene. Hello, werewolves when they shift — no clothes!”

Oh boy, another hunky werewolf getting in the way of a vampire-human romance. This’ll be like Team Edward versus Team Jacob, except with more exposed male ass. Yay.

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