Jul 30 2011 4:00pm

The Women of True Blood: Pam vs. Sookie

Pam and Sookie in True BloodWe’ve often focused on the men of True Blood, and for good reason—an inability to wear shirts, serious sexual charisma, and many, many abs. But what about the ladies? So we thought we’d represent them as well, and do a H & H Throwdown on which True Blood woman you like the best. First off, we’ve got vampire Pam pitted against faery Sookie. Let us know in comments which is your favorite, and that winner will go against the winner of the next round.

“I don’t know what it is about me that makes people think I want to hear their problems. Maybe I smile too much. Maybe I wear too much pink. But please remember I can rip your throat out if I need to.”

Pamela Swynford De Beaufort in True BloodPamela Swynford De Beaufort will track a maenad in four inch Louboutin pumps and a Gucci suit, but don’t expect her to have mani/pedis with you over a glass of champagne.

Fiercely loyal, cynical and apparently devoid of feelings, Pam is Eric’s second in command and co-owner of Fangtasia. Tall and slender, but not completely bereft of lithe muscle, her pale complexion contrasts well with her dark blue eyes and straight blonde hair. Fond of twin sets, and fashionable pumps, she looks more like a suburban housewife, and PTA mom than a lethal killer.

If you like your women to have your backand never back down in a fight, Pam is your man er woman. Sookie may have some Fae blood in her, but Pam has a pair of fangs you don’t want to mess with.

Made into a vampire by Eric about a hundred years in the past, she makes it very clear she believes vampires are better than humans in every way. Introduced as Eric’s devoted ‘child,’ her background is shrouded in mystery, save for her admission of once being a prostitute. Though the woman appreciates fine male specimens, her tastes tend to run toward the female dancers Eric hires for his club.

There is nothing Pam won’t do for Eric. In season three, while the Magister was searching for the vampire responsible for selling V, Pam was held captive in the basement of Fangtasia and tortured. Taunted with the knowledge that Eric was the man behind it all, the Magister threatened her with the True Death unless she gave up Eric. True to her Maker, she uttered not a word.

When Eric attempts to burn the crazed Russell Edgington, Pam is distraught, weeping tears of blood, knowing he too will perish with the mad vamp. Though this outward show of emotion was perhaps the only time we may ever see Pam moved to anything other than contempt, it’s just one more reason why you’d want this vamp in your corner.

“I’ll give you 24 hours to deliver that (answer) to me and if you don’t, I will personally eat, fuck and kill all … of you.”

Raise your Tiffany-clad ring fingers if you’d rather spend your life watching Eric’s fine backside or baking cookies for your kid’s class.

Sookie Stackhouse in True BloodSookie Stackhouse. The name alone should tell you she’s not to be messed with. First of all, it’s Sookie, not Snooki. Don’t get it twisted or she’ll let you know.

Never at a loss for words or turn of phrase, this petite Southern Belle says what’s on her mind—politely, of course.

Bill Compton: Aren’t you afraid to be out here alone with a hungry vampire?
Sookie Stackhouse: No.
Bill Compton: Vampires often turn on those who trust them, you know. We don’t have human values like you.
Sookie Stackhouse: A lot of humans turn on those who trust them, too.
[wraps silver chain around her neck]
Sookie Stackhouse: I’m not a total fool.
Bill Compton: Oh, but you have other very juicy arteries. There is one in the groin that’s a particular favorite of mine.
Sookie Stackhouse: Hey, you just shut your nasty mouth, mister! You might be a vampire, but when you talk to me, you will talk to me like the lady that I am!

Stackhouse might as well be the modern word for ’brick-house’ because that’s exactly what she’s built like. Blonde. Big Boobs, Tan, Toned, and a wee lil’ badonkadonk. Her brother Jason brings honor to the last name as well. But this is about Sookie, not her six pack-abbed bohunk of a brother. But her looks isn’t what makes every male, human and supernatural, drooling at her feet. She has this extra air about her that her callers can’t quite figure out. And she tries very hard to keep it that way.

Eric Northman: [to Sookie] You surprise me. That is rare quality in a breather
Sookie Stackhouse: [seething] You disgust me.
Eric Northman: Perhaps I’ll grow on you.
Sookie Stackhouse: I’d prefer cancer!

She’ll always have your back, as long as you’re not trying to stab hers. Loyal to a fault, she takes the role of proper Southern Hostess very seriously—which has led to the destruction of her home on a few occasions.

Sookie Stackhouse: How come there’s so much wrong in the world, Lafayette? How come so many people are willing to do bad things and hurt other people?
Lafayette Reynolds: ’Cause they’re weak.
Sookie Stackhouse: Well I am not weak and I am not afraid! I am gonna kick that evil bitch’s ass outta my gran’s house.

Sookie Stackhouse. Not only is she drop dead gorgeous but she’s part Fae, fairy to you and I. This waitress is no Tinkerbell sprinkling pixie dust waiting for your happy thoughts. But she’ll take a peek at your thoughts. As part of her Fae power she can read minds, well most minds. Sookie gets no reception from Vamps. Something that attracted her to her first love but it would’ve come in handy since he basically lied to her from day one and almost got her killed a few times too. Close friends and family know about it and sometimes Sookie has to remind them of her gifts:

To Andy: “If you’re gonna accuse me of lying, be a man and say it out loud for Pete’s sake. Either way, I’m gonna hear you whether you look me in the eye or not. Let’s face it, there’s not a whole lotta ideas in there. Like mice in a cage.”

Sookie Stackhouse. She’s dealt with more death than any fae/human should have to, really. The amount of blood she’s hand on her hands, in her hair, and splattered on the wall of her home is about ten times the amount that’s been drained from her. And yet, she still stands, alive, kicking, fighting for what she believes is right, and still making us laugh on occasion with her off the cuff remarks and naïve need to see the best in everyone, even those who’ve wronged her.

Russell Edgington: Miss Stackhouse, I’d like to propose a deal.
Sookie Stackhouse: Oh, this ought to be good.
Russell Edgington: I will give you my word that I will not harm you or anyone you love.
Sookie Stackhouse: Steppin’ around the fact that your word is worth about as much as tits on a turtle, what else?

Of all the women in Bon Temps, I’ll take Sookie any day or night. She’s my kind of girl, the urban version of me in a sense—minus the supernatural powers and perfect body. Between my clown nose and her super zapping fingers, we could really do some damage. A mix of Homey the Clown and Wonder Woman. Take that, Bon Temps bitches!


A.J. Wilson, Shark By Day, Lover Of All Things Plaid By Night –

Philly native Charli Mac is an aspiring author, mother, wife, friend, and part-time clown. Come find lost love along the Jersey Shore at Twitter her @CharliMacs

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1. Fretka
I can relate to Pam on so many levels, it is actually disturbing.

and frankly, I would rather be a vampire than a Fairy...or a Were of any sort... I adore Pam... Pam is the lady I stand behind... Love her acerbic humor and razor wit... she is fast and clever...and not afraid to do what needs to be done
3. Jazmin
It's gotta be Pam for me...I love that she's such a badass!
4. Anoirwm
Now that Bill knows that Sookie lied about Eric, I hope Bill don't Forget he's King & Kill Eric.
Charli Mac
6. CharliMac
Not sure if my vote will count but I am obviously for Sooki. It's the same reasoning for why I'd rather have Alcide in my corner. Well not exactly the same, but you get it. Vamps have a natural handicap. They cannot got outside during the day. Plus, Sooki can read thoughts. There's a few people's brain I'd love for her to pick.
Megan Frampton
7. MFrampton
I think unless I were an actual vampire--which clearly I'm not--I'd have to choose Sookie, because Pam is only loyal to 1) Pam and 2) Eric. She doesn't care about anybody else at all (okay, maybe Karl Lagerfeld 'cause he designs for Chanel, but then again, he LOOKS like a vampire, doesn't he?)
Aliza Mann
8. AlizaMann
Ok, for reals, I love both of them. Sookie sometimes makes me feel like I've taken some crazysauce, so Pam wins out. And, I'm praying that they fix her face. Jeez!
A.J. Wilson
9. AJWilson
@Anoirwm - Lassie, this is a Khage Match between the women! Who's YOUR pic? Tsk, tsk, even though I backed Bill in a match, Bill kill Eric? It will never happen.

As for the votes, well ladies, you know who I'm putting my money on!

10. Coco
Pam! She's so bad u gata love her. Plus she's hilaruous!
Kiersten Hallie Krum
11. Kiersten
Oh hell no. You did not just compare that feckless, selfish, brainless blonde bimbo Suck-ee with Wonder Woman. Thems fightin' words.

Pam may be evil and cold and more than a little scary, but I would back her against Suck-ee's thin imitation of a heroine any day. The woman can dress, she can fight, she'd deathly loyal, and she has the best lines around. Freaking riot.

Pam is often driven first and foremost by what Erik wants; Suck-ee is only ever after what Suck-ee wants and damn everyone else. As Tommy said last week (and I can hardly believe I am not only quoting but agreeing with that asshat) "I don't get what people see in you."

She would win every cage match and not even scuff her Louboutains .
12. Earlene
I like them both, and in the books they are friends (or as much as Pam can have friends.) I would probably have to pick Pam, Sookie gets hurt to much and can't quite kick ass as good as Pam could. I'd like Pam in my corner anytime.
13. pitterpatter
I have to pick Sookie, although Pam is a very close second!
Reva Moore
14. rmmoore
Sarcastic and very sure of herself, Pam knows the way to live in a tough world. She has a rough exterior but on the inside she is nuturing and loving (ex: advice to Jessica and tears for Eric).
15. taberle
Pam has my vote. Whether in the book or on the screen, Pam has a backbone of steel and doesn't hesitate to tell you how it really is.
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