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WEINER – the movie, or, trapped in “Life the Sitcom”

The most powerful image in the film is Weiner and wife Humma after the “sexting” images of Anthony naked surfaced, ruining his bid for becoming Mayor. He is sitting, staring forward, nothing to say. She is standing, also with nothing to say. They both understood the compulsion that had him by the short hairs (ugly but appropriate). There it was—nothing to say. But something deeply understood. So deeply, she stayed with him.

The image reminded me of Sam Roth, who could only mutter “I’m sorry” to his wife after his term in prison for publishing porno, doing what he had to in the early morning, before she woke up.  Read More 
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