Have you guys been watching our new TV show? Without getting too grandiose about it, if you haven't seen it just imagine the most interesting stories you've ever heard—real Pulitzer magnets—combined with an on-the-ground, in-the-shit perspective and the stratospheric standard of quality HBO adheres to, and you'll get the gist of what's been happening over the past few weeks. We're going into our fifth episode tomorrow night, and it's a doozy.
We have to play things pretty close to the chest when talking about upcoming episodes of our HBO show, but we can throw you a few tidbits to tide you over until Friday evening.
To kick off the episode Ryan Duffy, our only correspondent with a Screeching Weasel tattoo, heads to Utah to explore the world of the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). The church is big on polygamy, but only for a select few of their elders—the only ones allowed to marry the ladies of the FLDS. As a result, many of the young boys in the community (some of whom are severely undereducated) have been shown the door, left to fend for themselves in the outside world.
Next, Thomas Morton travels to Mauritania to visit one of the country's fat farms. These are places where mothers send their daughters to force-feed them stuff like camel milk, figs, oiled breadcrumbs, and couscous, because in Mauritania big women are the hottest tickets in town. Thomas tries to keep up, but (spoiler) ends up puking his face off.
Lastly, VICE co-founder Shane Smith treks to Mumbai, where wealth distribution is so lopsided that people are living in single-family skyscrapers (SINGLE. FAMILY. SKYSCRAPERS.) while many of the city's 20-million residents live in slums overrun with trash and sewage. Some are even forced to live where they work, unable to afford a roof of their own.
That's all happening at 11:00 PM tomorrow night, right after Real Time with Bill Maher, and again on Sunday at 10:00 PM.