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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 |
( 11/13/2007 11:00:00 PM ) Bill S.
THIS IS NOT FOR ALL THE FAT GIRLS! I'm thinking Elenor Frutt would've kicked Alan Shore's smarmy ass all over the courtroom if she'd lawyered for the plaintiff on tonight's Boston Legal Denny-Crane-is-a-fat-bigot case. Alan's post-trial self-appraisal to the contrary, his closing statement was decidedly not up to his usual standards, relying as it did on dubious conventional wisdom and tired fat bashing. At their best, Shore's closings challenge you to temporarily, at least, consider a point of view that you wouldn't ordinarily. This 'un lazily fell back on the majority audience's shared assumptions, all the while congratulating itself for its "daring" use of familiar fat pejoratives. Disappointing, to say the least . . .