Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Repression never goes out of style . . .

Pope Benedict with his boy toy (both of them).

In her pan of We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, critically-challenged Boston Herald fossil Terry Byrne remarked, "Despite the parallels with current economic woes, Fo's heavy-handed rhetoric feels dated. The production plays like a museum piece rather than a vibrant drama." Well, it turns out not everything about it belongs in a museum - particularly not its attacks on the Pope. It seems an Italian comedienne is just now facing charges for saying that the Pope will, in twenty years, "be where he ought to be, in Hell, tormented by great big poofter devils — and very active ones, not passive ones.” (The Pope is widely rumored in Italy to be gay.) Details here.

1 comment:

  1. I also just noticed that this time the College of Cardinals picked a pope who somewhat resembles Dario Fo-- who did in fact play the role of the unnamed Pontiff in The Pope and the Witch.