Monday, May 22, 2006


The Sopranos' gay problem

In this day and age, it's sad to see backward, gay-bashing Mafia thinking rear its ugly head all season long in The Sopranos. The beating death of capo Vito Spatafore - against Tony's progressive-leaning wishes - sets up a battle royale being Phil (filling in for jailed Johnny Sac) and Tony, which may or may not be resolved in the season's final episode on June 4. If this is the reality of small-time mobsters - to be incredibly intolerant towards "fashoots," or whatever perjorative Italian terms for gays are used on the show - that's too bad. Phil will get his, and in turn Tony will make the right statement, that there's room for all sexual persuasions in the modern crime family. Meadow, his conscience, would certainly agree.

Meanwhile, what did Carmela's trip to Paris with Roe have to do with anything other than provide a travelogue counterbalance to the brutal events happening back at home?

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