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Reading Six Feet Under: TV to Die for Kim Akass

Reading Six Feet Under: TV to Die for

Kim Akass

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ISBN : 9781282751200
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249 pages
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Praised for its unabashed portrait of the death care industry, HBOs Six Feet Under is less about the business of death than the art of living well. It was created by Alan Ball (American Beauty) and centers on a Pasadena mortuary run by twoMorePraised for its unabashed portrait of the death care industry, HBOs Six Feet Under is less about the business of death than the art of living well. It was created by Alan Ball (American Beauty) and centers on a Pasadena mortuary run by two brothers, with their mom and teenage sister making up the dysfunctional family quarter. This innovative, controversial show charts difficult territory, from death, dying and bereavement, to female and gay sexualities, laying bare in the process an American cultural consciousness. Six Feet Under first aired among HBOs must-see Sunday night line-up in 2001, going on to establish itself as a critical and ratings winner. This book on the groundbreaking show examines such themes as the modern sacred and profane, pornography and the dead body, magic realism and the grotesque, American cultural politics, self-help culture, family relationships, homosexuality and re-thinking the closet, the church and gay politics, motherhood and teenage rebellion. Entertaining and enlightening in equal measure it contains a complete episode guide to the first four seasons of Six Feet Under.