Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Sexism?
From: aw1s+@andrew.cmu.edu (Andrew David Weiland)
Date: 1991-01-15, 19:33
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

> >I've been trying to figure out why some people think that
> >Lynch's work, Twin Peaks in particular, is sexist.

Maybe because Lynch is misogynist, violent-minded, and twisted and such
influences show up in his work.  I know from experience that it's
possible to be all of those things without being sexist.
 
> >Male characters predominate, but that is fair enough I think for
> >a cop show with a 50's feel.  Civilians seem to be almost
> >evenly divided by sex.  Young males are just as dumb as the
> >young females. But this is one lack. There are no strong middle-
> >aged females.  

Except for Catharine.

> >	But I figure this is a necessary plot device.
> >If we had a strong mature woman in Twin Peaks (say like Jessica
> >in Murder She Wrote) she'd have the town's problem's solved in
> >an hour!

Quite likely, since plotlines in Twin Peaks have a tendency to resolve
themselves quickly when Lynch/Frost grow tired of them..


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