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One more point about “Big Love.” Is the family portrayed really
Christian? Is it Mormon? Is it “fundamentalist Mormon” (a term considered
a misnomer by the Mormon Church)? Apparently the show leaves all this
somewhat vague. Frankly I don’t think it matters. Big Love is not really
about either documenting or dramatizing the lives of religious sectarians
in Utah. It’s about challenging the American notion of the family by using
characters of unspecified religiosity as a kind of cover. Who’s kidding
who here? With this show, Hollywood is taking a swipe at many more folks
than just Mormons.


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