Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I am gay for The Wire

So, obvs I'm way behind on this, but I've been watching The Wire, and it really is pee-your-pants good. I'm so absorbed in the show that last night I had this weird meta-dream in which I was telling Jimmy McNulty that he should really start watching The Wire. Hokay!

I realize that drooling in this way just makes me even more of a bourgeois whitey cliche than ever, but SO BE IT.

To that end, I'm recommending that admirers of charismatic gay thugs AND those who have no idea what I'm talking about all watch Bill Moyers' interview with showrunner David Simon for a healthy dose of satisfyingly blunt social criticism and unchecked earnestness. And also, please keep in mind that it's all in the game.


Jeanette said...

In case you don't find The Wire depressing enough, read this week's Modern Love about The Wire... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/fashion/19love.html

Alanna said...

Nothing brings tragic interracial couples together like The Wire!