Creative types find inspiration in odd places. Alan Ball, executive producer of HBO program “True Blood,” recently stated that Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann influenced the new season of the popular show, which quite frankly comes as a major shock since the former presidential candidate doesn’t exactly exude vampire vibes.
But the T.V. guy recently toldEntertainment Weekly that some of Bachmann’s beliefs got him thinking about the kind of effect a politician like her would have on a vampire society, stating, “What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’”
I suppose we’ll find out in upcoming episodes. Bachmann isn’t the only female figure to foster good onscreen material, so here are some of her kindred spirits whose characteristics, fashion preferences, and personalities have inspired the entertainment industry.