Deleted scene in which the women of True Detective pass the Bechdel test.
you missed Keith David and Rowdy Roddy Piper’s epic They Live fist fight reunion on Adventure Time.
polishq said: His dead wife and kid, his image of Maggie as the capital-w Wife figure. Obviously not a rational hope but enough to make him drop his guard (being shitfaced is not enough - we’ve seen him to be a master of keeping his cool while loaded).
i don’t see much text leading me to that subtext
even with the dead wife and child, there’s not a lot of pain there
maggie has encouraged him to feel pain but he has pushed that notion away repeatedly
how could that lead to closeness?
I think you can see it in Rust’s actions. The way he talks to Maggie at that first dinner. The way he mows her lawn! For all his talk, he has a dream of a “normal” domestic life. And he certainly cares about Maggie (moreso in the 90s, before his obsession with the case swallows him up).
I could be projecting, but part of how we consume our culture is what each of us bring to the table. I’m familiar with looking at other relationships from a distance, analyzing them, thinking I could do it better. I note similarities in Rust’s behavior.
All of that to say that Rust wanted the sex to mean something, and he gets mad when it doesn’t. I completely agree that his reaction stems from a loss of power - but it’s more than just not being in control of the situation. She gives him what he wants and then takes it away. Does she know that he wants it (beyond a base sexual desire)? Probably not, since this is Rust we’re talking about and he shows about as much emotion as a cowbell.
(As for the pain from his dead child, note how coldly he treats those who harm children.)
Here’s a better version of my portrait of oldtobegin.
For my own reference.
[light True Detective spoilers through episode 5]
I have a real lot of work to do right now but I’ve just read some things that I need to speak on regarding True Detective and its depiction of women and people of color. I don’t mean to challenge any specific perspectives but rather I wish to…
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"Millions of Bees", my collaboration with Stephen Swift, installments 31-34, 2006-2007
"Millions of Bees", my collaboration with Stephen Swift, installments 21-30, 2006-2007
"Millions of Bees", my collaboration with Stephen Swift, installments 11-20, 2006-2007
"Millions of Bees", my collaboration with Stephen Swift, installments 1-10, 2006-2007