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Repressed Spousal Rage

GEMMA SOALook, I’m not trying to bore you with some belabored analysis of the SOA finale.  I know some of you (dudes) probably loved, loved, loved it.  But I can’t put it to bed without making a point about Kurt Sutter’s repressed spousal rage.  Did you notice his perverse enthusiasm for showing his wife in a body bag?  Get that lingering tight shot of them zipping up the morgue sack over her purple lips and gray skin.  The motivations behind writing the gruesome gang rape from earlier in the series could be easily chalked up to awards-baiting, and Katey did deserve recognition for her work in that season of SOA.  Such justifications don’t apply here.  It doesn’t take much in the way of acting to play dead.  Sutter presented numerous images of his lifeless wife; truly, gratuitously dead Gemma served up ten different ways.  GEMMA BODYBAG

I’m mad at you Kurt Sutter.


Girl please.  That’s what I’m thinking too.  We need to talk about that SOA series finale, but I’m going to give you a day or two to catch up, so I don’t spoil it for you.  If that’s possible.  Ugh.  SOA CAST


We need to discuss Sons of Anarchy so you have time to catch up on the first two seasons before the third season premiere this winter. Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I’ve been slow to jump on the SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original Charter) bandwagon mostly because I thought it was for white boys who like motorcycles.  I erred in selling this show short.  Motorcycles function in Sons of Anarchy like football does on Friday Night Lights, mostly in the periphery. Reason number one you should watch Sons of Anarchy, Jax Teller.  Think a Thelma and Louise-era Brad Pitt.  For many of you, this will be reason enough. A second compelling reason to watch, Katey Sagal serves up the best acting of her career.  The work she does with her arch in season two deserves accolades come award season. Need a third?  Henry Rollins drops in as a violent, psycho, white supremacist.