Joe Manganiello has quite a lot of experience stripping down for his role as Alcide Herveaux on True Blood – and according to him, there’s nothing wrong with that. I, of course, agree, but for totally naughty reasons. I love me some naked werewolves, particularly naked Alcide. But thanks to a recent interview Manganiello did, I am now seeing the nudity in a different, less dirty, way.
“It’s not gratuitous; it’s realistic,” he says. “If you’re a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks.”
The actor added that, “The show is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It’s not like other werewolf projects where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on.”
I guess I never really thought of it that way before. Manganiello is right, the werewolf nudity in True Blood is actually realistic. Most, not all, but most other werewolves on television and in movies do tend to reappear with clothes that magically came out of nowhere. Totally not realistic. Other than True Blood, Being Human also sticks with the realistic nudity. Both the BBC and American versions of the show have shown their werewolves completely nude after a transformation. It makes sense.
So props to True Blood for adding some realism into the mix, some sexy sexy realism.
What are your thoughts on werewolf nudity in entertainment? Do you agree that nudity adds realism, or do you just want them have clothes on at all times?
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