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A Soft Top for Alberto Garzón | Television

by Isabella Walker
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I don’t know if former minister Alberto Garzón is as passionate about television series as his former friend (and former vice president) Pablo Iglesias. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend the second season of Feud (HBO), dedicated to Truman Capote and his swans, those ladies of New York high society who formed his entourage in the Sixties and swore eternal enmity to him when they saw themselves portrayed in the editorial preview of Prayers answered, the unfinished chronicle of the vices and miseries of the upper middle class of the United States. Certainly one of the cruelest, most brutal and entertaining defamations in the history of universal literature. It cost its author ostracism for having denounced the rubbish of his friends, and we suspect he didn’t regret it: it was a good price.

Capote betrayed everything and everyone for his glory and his books. With him there is no distinction between the artist and his work, because all his work is due to the perfidy of its author: without his devious character, his cynicism and his way of feigning friendships to infiltrate the lives he he wanted to tell, there wouldn’t be there wouldn’t be In Cold Blood, Music for Chameleons OR Prayers answered, and the world would be worse. This is very well said Feud, directed by Gus Van Sant and divinely performed by a cast of actresses in their prime. For this reason I recommend it to all readers, but with a special mention for Alberto Garzón and his traveling companions in what he calls, in the statement released this week, “the political space for which I have worked so hard”.

It would be unfair to compare Garzón’s prose to that of Capote. I also don’t think Ryan Murphy will produce a season of Feud counting the rise and fall of Podemos. If I did, I would have to start with that moment when Garzón accepts a job offer from a consulting firm that represents everything they conspired to storm the sky for, and then rejects it, a victim of the fury of the righteous. From the bottle deal to the Acento offices, a soap opera of betrayed friendships and loves, and of ideals imprinted on the carpets of the ministries. The story has merit, no doubt, but it lacks charm and literature. We will remain faithful to Capote’s betrayals and let everyone see themselves reflected in them as they wish.

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