Raannt.com have a new interview with Charlaine – frankly, they had me with the title: “True Blood Would Not Exist Without Charlaine Harris!”. A sentiment worth repeating.
Charlaine was asked about a variety of subjects both show and book related, and the interview includes probably the most diplomatic dodge I’ve ever seen her do in response to a question about whether Anna Paquin is a suitable Sookie.
Raannt also asked about the sex scenes in the books:
To me, a good sex scene depends on a good relationship between the people involved. I don’t find clinical sex a turn-on. I think a sense of humor has to be part of it, too, and trust. And I also think the sex has to happen naturally as part of the development of the course of the book; does that make sense? I don’t have sex scenes in books if the scene doesn’t explain something about the characters or about their relationship.
Since I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time poring over the sex scenes in the books in an attempt to gain some insight into Sookie’s relationships with Bill and Eric (for shame – read these posts if you haven’t already), confirmation from Charlaine that she does intend for the reader to view these scenes within the wider context of the story – and not just as lady porn – is kind of a relief.
You can read the rest of the interview here.