Sunday, July 1, 2018

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! vol. 133

While Lynch did not vote for Trump, you can see how the mind behind the grotesque screaming baby of “Eraserhead” and the sociopathic id-monster that is “Blue Velvet” ’s Frank Booth (“Baby wants to fuck!”) would regard the President with a detached aesthetic fascination. And therein lies the problem with Lynch’s comments. They are irksome not because they endorse Trump—as numerous headlines falsely declared—but because they represent the privileged position of distance. Lynch, needless to say, is insulated from, and perhaps oblivious to, the most cruel and backward of Trump’s policies.

Donald Trump’s America and the Visions of David Lynch

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