Ah, the office! My home away from home. The start…
At the end of our delicious Valentine’s dinner at Catch last night, the waiter brought us two small boxes of chocolates with our check. One contained five Ghirardelli chocolate squares (delicious!) and the other was a promotion for a HBO show called Big Love.
I must be a little out of the pop culture loop but I hadn’t heard about this polygamy themed show before. It’s apparently about a man with three wives (one of who is oddly enough played by Chloe Sevigny). What marketing genius decided that: Valentine’s Day chocolates + polygamy + the Castro = Success!? It makes about as much sense as: 4th of July apple pie + Brokeback Mountain + Tennessee Baptist Church!
Update: The more I think about this…the more it annoys me. C’mon people! Those cute gay couples at Catch last night are painfully aware of their lack of marriage rights in the US…and then HBO comes along and promote not one straight marriage but three at a time!? I’m calling the Human Rights Campaign.