Posts Tagged: twin peaks

"In the Dead Girl Show, the girl body is both a wellspring of and a target for sexual wickedness"

Alice Bolin has a terrific essay up at the LA Review of Books right now:

The Dead Girl Show’s most notable themes are its two odd, contradictory messages for women. The first is to cast girls as wild, vulnerable creatures who need to be protected from the power of their own sexualities. True Detective demonstrates a self-conscious, conflicted fixation on strippers and sex workers. […] “How does she even know about that stuff?” Hart asks in 1995 when he and his wife discover sexual drawings his elementary-school-age daughter did. “Girls always know first,” his wife replies. This terrible feminine knowledge has been a trope at least since Eve in the [...]


The Mulholland Pie

Previously: A Pie for the American People.

Ann Friedman plans to spend the holiday quietly whispering to her log.


How to Make a Successful TV Drama

Mix and match least 10?

– Scars

– Dead or dying animals

– Dead or dying people

– Tattoos

– Twisted sex, especially incest

– Teenage girls and/or women with ASTOUNDINGLY fantastic hair

– Rituals with masks

– Plaid


Get This Look: Twin Peaks

1. Log Lady

Poor psychic Margaret. She lost her husband to the devil the night of their wedding, as is perhaps the norm in the town of Twin Peaks. When detective Dale Cooper arrives to assist in solving the murder of area teen Laura Palmer, he's guided by his dreams, which are more like visions, and Margaret, or Log Lady, as she's known about town, helps by handing him grim bon mots courtesy of, she says, her log, which can be found cradled in her arm like a big, jointless baby. Additionally, she has a thing about chewed up wads of gum. But who doesn’t, really?

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