American Horror Story: Pale
August 29, 2021 12:49 AM - Season 10, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Harry learns the price of inspiration (spoiler: it's pretty obvious to anyone who watched the previous episode, or indeed any previous episode).

Random Notes:

*Wanda Jackson's "Funnel of Love" is a nice shout-out to Jim Jarmusch's amazing vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive.

*Harry's writing heroes are Tarantino and Sorkin? I'm just gonna ask: are we sure whatever this man has to say is worth a human life? Because that's pretty basic, dude.

*Evan Peters and Macaulay Culkin are both having a lot of fun.

*Jeez, Billie Lourd. I hope there's a lot more Billie Lourd. Thank you.

*I didn't see Vampire Alma coming, but I feel like I really should have.

*Emerging themes: what an artist owes society; the way society prioritizes entertainment over human lives; the way a successful artist is society's end all be all, but a failed one is just a derelict.

*"We're here about the mountain bike and the locked iPad?"
posted by kittens for breakfast (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So... this is an allegory for opioid misuse/ addiction? And the town is Hotel California. And Harry is the posterchild for non-informed use.

I'm interested to see how the little kid turns out.
posted by porpoise at 10:40 AM on August 29, 2021

Given what we have seen and learned so far I suspect mom is next up to take the pills but given her bland design choices I bet she will be one of those who lack "talent" and things will go poorly for her...but maybe vampire baby?
posted by Captain_Science at 5:20 AM on August 30, 2021 [2 favorites]

Nice conjecture! Does the human blood passing through the placenta suffice to keep the fetus from jonesing, or is the baby killing for a hit of the good stuff?
posted by porpoise at 10:40 PM on August 30, 2021

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