It took me this long to realize that this season’s Sopranos opens with FBI dude quoting the P.T. Barnum line “No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.”
I liked the large lurve Mormonizing show, too, but was put off by the normalcy of the polygamous family. Maybe I don’t know enough about polygamists.
It made a dent, though; that night I dreamed about an enormous crypto-Mormon amusement park filled with women all dressed like the Chloe Sevigny character, collared shirts buttoned up to the neck, long skirts.
I have a bunch of Utahn and Mormon friends and I wonder if they’re miffed by the show.
I saw Chloe Sevigny on the F train years ago and wished I dwelled in her groovy world. Watching Big Love I realized, with pleasure, that she’s now a veteran like me–a hipster eminence grise.