"He's black, he's gay, at one point he looked at the world around him and said well by these rules I'm a second class citizen so you know what I'm not playing by these rules."
When I heard this on the HBO OnDemand special entitled "Taste of True Blood" I just knew I wanted to write about Lafayette. His character to me is one of my favorites and I'm really disappointed his role may be ending (we who read the books and watch the show do not 100% know yet that the foot in the car is Lafayette's...do we?). I know he isn't a vampire, but he is involved in the vampire series True Blood and I LOVE.
I love him because he really isn't the stereotypical gay/minority character in the show. He's very 'masculine' and in control. You wouldn't want to get in a fist fight with him that's for sure. While I feel he provides some comic relief he isn't just the humorous foil in the show. He's complex for many reasons and I'm loving his quick wit, intelligence and fabulous style!
Below I'm including one of my favorite scenes. Sometimes not in the book (that I remember anyways) but this scene is what made me fall head over heels for Lafayette (and let's face it- in Bon Temps I'd likely be a fangbanger):
Great scene! And pretty powerful too in a way. I thank the show for developing him more than the books.
And while I'm paying tribute I thought I'd add this clip in also: