Mafia Women

Trevor McDonald looks into what it's like being literally married to the mob

Following his Mafia series, Trevor McDonald takes a two-part look at the domestic life in the mob, as experienced by girlfriends, wives and daughters.

‘Wiseguys should never marry,’ says ‘Mikey Scars’, a former member of the Gambino crime family – and having fathered a child out of wedlock, he should know.

But they do marry and raise kids, and the impact of their criminal activities on family life is examined here, particularly among those who have turned informant and entered into witness protection.

It’s sobering stuff which, at times, shows just how true to life classic gangster films like Goodfellas really are.