It has already been a long, dry spell for the devoted followers of the motorcycle outlaw television series Sons of Anarchy.
It hasn’t been so bad for me because I don’t actually watch the show unless I am about to write something cruel and snide about it. But I know that many people who stumble onto this web site love the show. And, I also know that mentioning Sons of Anarchy equals web hits. So here goes.
An annual Los Angeles event called PaleyFest (spelled just like that) sponsored by The Paley Center for Media, will stage a panel discussion with Kurt Sutter (above), his old lady Katey Sagal and other cast members of Sons of Anarchy tonight, at 7 p.m. at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, on Wilshire Boulevard between La Cienega and San Vicente. Excellent tickets cost $75 each. Less excellent tickets may be available for as little as $20.
Fans who can’t get to Beverly Hills in time or who can’t afford a ticket can stream the event live here.
Paley? Juice? Chibs? Stuart?
The Paley Center and Fest are both named for William Paley, the broadcasting pioneer who built CBS. The panel discussion will also feature the actors who play the characters “Juice,” “Chibs,” “Unser” and “Chucky” which may be important to those of you for whom those colorful names ring a bell. The panel will be “moderated” by Stuart Levine of Daily Variety.
I have never been certain what Sons of Anarchy is about. The press release for this event states:
“Hamlet on a Harley? Really. Integrating provocative riffs on Shakespeare, creator Kurt Sutter has infused his dark biker series, Sons of Anarchy, with dramatic questions of rightful succession at an outlaw motorcycle club in Charming, a crazed fictional town in northern California. For four seasons Sutter, a former executive producer of The Shield, has explored loyalty and family with a frank narrative freshness as Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) realizes his father was murdered by strongman and former club president Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), who then married his scheming mother Gemma (Katey Sagal). With masterful twists of deadly betrayal involving drugs and gun running, Sons of Anarchy has become the most-watched series in the groundbreaking FX universe of morally challenging dramas.”
That didn’t help me but I’m stupid so maybe it will help you.
Fans Want To Know
Fans of the show have already started submitting questions to the panel and at least some of those questions are interesting. Very early this morning, for instance, an anarchist named “Kamie K.” asked:
“Does the cast have any thoughts or observations about how the show may have effected viewers’ opinions about motorcycle clubs? Specifically romanticizing outlaw biker life, exposing laymen to the distinctive lingo and customs, and making the lifestyle seem sexy and exciting to normies who may want to play dress-up, get tattooed, buy motorcycles, and pretend to be badasses now that they’ve seen it on TV?”
Enjoy the show. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry! Enzyte Bob will wonder how you do it! Remember to return here regularly for all the latest, breaking, exciting Sons of Anarchy news. Don’t forget to click some ads before you go.