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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Season 1 [Region 2]

4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Big Fat Gypsy Weddings paints a portrait of the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today. The series uses the extraordinary rite-of-passage celebrations and events - including weddings, communions and christenings - to offer a window into the world of the gypsy and traveller community. Each episode stands alone offering insight into attitudes toward gender roles and education, the customs of courtship and their relationship with 'gaugers' (non-travellers). Through the experiences of the unforgettable cast of characters, the series will explore the remarkable rituals, traditions and beliefs held by this minority group to tell the story of 21st century gypsy and traveller life in Britain. Warm, intelligent, engrossing and funny, and with a strong series identity, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings tells intimate stories on an epic scale, laying bare an exotic unseen Britain that exists right on our doorstep. Season 1 Season 1, Episode 1: Born to Be Wed Season 1, Episode 2: No Place Like Home Season 1, Episode 3: Desperate Housewives Season 1, Episode 4: Boys Will Be Boys Season 1, Episode 5: Bride & Prejudice ...Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( Big Fat Gypsy Weddings ) ( Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season One )

Product Details

  • Actors: Barbara Flynn, Thelma Madine
  • Directors: Sam Emmery
  • Producers: Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( Big Fat Gypsy Weddings ) ( Big Fat Gypsy Weddings -, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Season One
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
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  • Run Time: 230.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005411XYC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,726 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I was married to an Irish Traveler.M "CultOfStrawberry" was right. We are travelers not gypsies! I fell in love with me love J'den, and weez bin livin in ma trailer wit me mum and dog, Charlie. The matrimonials is spot right now! da weddin at da animal shelta was beutifulz. Tis all true. Lovely, spot on
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Yes this is beyond tacky, but it is wildly entertaining It is a pity it is not being repackaged for US/Canada DVDs. Hopefully soon though. These are so much more entertaining than the US version The women are equally uneducated, but more couth and the American Gypsies put together.

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This documentary by no means really reflects on the lives of true Roma Gypsies, but rather 'Irish Travellers', a distinct sort of gypsy that despite this documentary, is not a representative of the entire Gypsy culture.

As you can tell by the title, this documentary focuses a lot on weddings, though you also get frequent glimpses into other aspects of these people. It is intensely patriarchal - spousal abuse is more rife, and girls are made to drop out of school young (in their early to mid teens, often) to stay home and take care of the house and younger siblings. Yet they never say what happens with the mothers, where are the mothers while their elder daughters take care of the rest of the kids?

Wives are not allowed to work, since it is seen as shameful for a husband to have a wife with a job because it supposedly signifies that he cannot support his family. Ahh, male chauvinism and cowardice at its finest! So obviously, the mothers are not out working, which might have given them an excuse to foist off their duties on their daughters.

So in one part they showed a gypsy family (male side) going on a old-fashioned caravan trip to this festival. It would take them a lot longer to get there than if they used their cars because they insist on tradition and using horse-pulled wagons. Nothing wrong with that in itself, BUT... because these men are too lazy to take care of themselves and refuse to even bring their own sandwich fixin's or whatever, the leader made his wife DRIVE to wherever he was in her car with a hot meal! I mean, seriously! All the while I saw this part I was thinking, you stupid #%&#%^@# gypsy, it's not that hard to make a sammich for yourself or keep a crockpot of stew.

And the wedding dresses, good god!
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I luv the DVD I just wish I could of played it in my tv instead of my computer, but I still loved it :) also it should of had episodes of the ones they didn't show on tv as a bonus episodes.
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