As a Catholic, I found this incredible scene from The Sopranos completely spot on. In the 1970s and 80s, our family home was a regular stop for various priests and other religious leaders looking for a meal or adult beverages. The Sopranos scene above is an uncomfortable reality showing the freeloading priest Father Phil being called out by Carmela for manipulating "spiritually thirsty" women. The Catholic church limits women to roles lesser than priests and therefore keeps them locked in a spiritually thirsting state. Bravo to the script writers for a searing look at reality. Now enjoy more treats from the brilliant Sopranos series, one of the greatest stories in American television history.
I am looking forward to a Sopranos prequel with the son of James Gandolfini playing the role of young Tony. There's a casting call today in New Jersey for extras to appear in the film. A few months ago, the cast of The Sopranos got together with NBC to celebrate the show and the life of the late James Gandolfini. Drea de Matteo was not present for the reunion. Here's a 2004 interview where the status of her Sopranos character is hazy. At the time of this Jay Leno appearance, Drea had started on the new NBC comedy "Joey." Also gone is Tony Soprano's mom, but in the prequel Livia will be at her height of irksomeness. I'll mute those parts