Sookie and her friends can get up to much more gruesome and sexy shenanigans on a premium channel. (HBO)

At an April Supreme Court hearing, Justice Antonin Scalia seemed to say he thought HBO was free.

Justice Scalia, as I’m sure you now know, first a viewer must subscribe to basic cable. A premium channel like HBO costs another $15 to $20 a month.

You may wonder: “What do you get for your money?”

Let’s use “True Blood’s” final season (9 p.m. on June 22) to illustrate.

27 “F” words in the first 30 minutes — nearly one a minute! This makes for highly sophisticated dialogue, like. “You are one metaphysical f—.”

Two women bare mammary glands and tryst with their boyfriends. Two men doff shirts, tenderly French kiss and caress each other’s torso.

People explode in a fountain of blood (which can happen on regular TV, only it’s not so bloody and explosive).

Plus: No commercials!

As you can see, Justice Scalia, if you decide to pay for HBO, it’s really worth it. If you don’t believe me, call me and I’ll tell you my HBO GO password so you can see for yourself on your digital devices.

Just kidding — that would be against the rules of premium cable!