Carol Platt Liebau: "Big Love" = Big Mess

Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Big Love" = Big Mess

I've been annoyed with "Big Love" -- the HBO drama about the polygamist -- since it came on for a number of reasons, not least because the last thing any of us needs is another elite media depiction of religion as an alien force that makes people engage in odd and rather inexplicable behaviors.

But the show is deeply misogynist, too, as Wendy Dennis points out in a wonderfully incisive piece.


Blogger Jack said...

Good article, but isn't the last paragraph interesting? Evidently she perceived that her criticism of polygamy could be taken as casting suspicion on alternative lifestyles in general, so she rushes to claim an otherwise extraneous distinction from same-sex marriage.

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