First there was the casting call for the makings of a new church that seems to appreciate diversity.
“Effeminate”, Choir Director TRUE BLOOD 4/11/2011 THRU 4/29/2011, Background / Male / Caucasian / 35 – 70 / A skinnier, Caucasian Guy who is “Sleight” and Effeminate to play a Southern Choir Director. This is a great Character; looking for great Character Faces.
Southern Church Choir Members TRUE BLOOD 4/11/2011 THRU 4/29/2011, Background / Male or Female / AfricanAm, Caucasian / 25 – 80 / Character types to play a Southern Church Choir on True Blood. All types, but focusing on Interesting faces, and body types.
Southern Types that are OK with Night Calls in Calabasas TRUE BLOOD 4/11/2011 THRU 4/29/2011, Background / Male or Female / AfricanAm, Caucasian, Hispanic / 25 – 65 / Some interesting Southern Character types as well as Some Attractive people for a featured bit. Must be ok with All Night calls in Calabasas.
Then a clue about what this church was up to. No vampire-hating Fellowship of the Sun, this.
[JOYCE WATNEY] 20, this self-satisfied young woman “who loves the sound of her own, bleeding-heart voice” hosts the “Just Say No to Hate” festival of tolerance and media event, to join together vampires and humans in common cause. She’s proud of founding the “Living Dead Student Alliance” at her school. 3 speeches & 1 line, 1 scene.
This inclusive church must be participating in a tolerance festival. Since the exterior of Bill’s house is in Calabasas, perhaps it’s taking place on his grounds and being hosted by the new king of Louisiana.
Even though Joyce Watney sounds like a cross between Amanda Jane and Sarah Newlin, and Beeeaalll Compton may be involved, don’t write it off “Just Say No to Hate” or the the vampire-inclusive church.
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, “The
Catholic Church vampire church is for saints and sinners alone. For respectable people, the Anglican Church Maxine’s church will do.” In other words, don’t overlook the good in the church just because hypocrites exploit it.
Assuming there is truth and goodness in this church, represented by Hoyt and Jessica and others like them, which cross would Alan Ball choose to symbolize it?
That is the question asked on Inside True Blood. Apparently Ball has such tight control over the show, that the prop master and set designer aren’t to be trusted to choose an insignificant prop that’s only going to be seen in a few scenes. Ball has to do it to make sure it corresponds to his vision of the show.
Of course this comes as no surprise to followers of this blog. In fact, for those who have been paying attention to details like the Fellowship of the Sun logo and other symbols that have been prevalent throughout the series, the choice should be obvious.
Which cross will Alan choose?