Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: TP:Ideas(SPOILERS)
From: wasg@diomedes.rice.edu (Eric Salituro)
Date: 1990-11-15, 08:13
Newsgroups: rec.arts.tv,alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <4871@trantor.harris-atd.com>, chuck@trantor.harris-atd.com
(Chuck Musciano) writes:
|> In article , jh6g+@andrew.cmu.edu
(Jason F. Harvey) writes:
|> > 3) It was said in the USA TODAY that not even the cast members new that
|> > the asian was Piper Laurie.

I believe this.

|> 
|> This is almost as bad as the ghost in Three Men and a Baby!  If you really
|> believe that Piper Laurie ran around in drag for weeks, completely unknown
|> to the rest of the cast, I've got some land for you here in Florida.

I don't necessarily believe this.

|>     And most importantly: even seeing her in low-res TV, most of us realized
|> that was a woman in drag.  How easy would it be to determine this up close
|> and personal?  The biggest tip-off was her skin.  Her face was smooth, with
|> no shadow, even though she had this humongous moustache.  In those close-
|> ups with Pete or Ben, the other actor would instantly see the makeup and
|> fake hair.

Consider the theory we have been going on. What if Tojimura was actually
played by an Asian woman in drag, until the climactic scene with Pete? In the
opening credits, we found a female Asian that we could not account for. Our
explanation: She played Tojimura until the revelation which was played by
Piper Laurie in prosthetics.

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