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Essay :: The F_ Bomb

From Maisonneuve‘s Watch Your Mouth Department:

What the F___?
Film critic Matthew Hays looks at print media’s hidebound, prim, knee-jerk, paternalistic, unthinking, programmtic attitude towards the word “fuck.”

“This past April, as the final season of The Sopranos was about to unravel on HBO, I came across what seemed like a perfect Canadian angle on the iconic American series: a Quebec actor, Philippe Bergeron, had landed a small but pivotal role in the final season’s first episode. He was playing one of two petty crooks from Quebec who conduct some business with Tony Soprano. I pitched the story to the Globe and Mail and the editors bit…”

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