"I wonder what they would have to say about Jack's description of the relationship between Tamurello and Faude Carfilhiot...."

They might accuse Vance of sexism here, since he depicts two men who exclude women from their power relationship. But any temptation along these lines would probably be overwhelmed by praise for featuring gay characters. Homophobia is yet another "third rail" attitude to be sniffed out and condemned.