Sunday, 13 January 2008

What real gangsters think of The Wire

Sudhir Venkatesh got together with some real-life New York gangsters and watched season five of The Wire.

The thugs share some unique insights into how real The Wire really is.

"The greatest uproar occurred when the upstart Marlo challenged the veteran Prop Joe in the co-op meeting. “If Prop Joe had balls, he’d be dead in 24 hours!” Orlando shouted. “But white folks [who write the series] always love to keep these uppity [characters] alive. No way he’d survive in East New York more than a minute!”"


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