When her kiss transforms the Beast, she is furious.
"You should have warned me! Here I was smitten by an exceptional being, and all of a sudden, my fiance becomes an ordinary distinguished young man!"
The moment in the Andy loop where he takes a white mask inside Badlands’ old trailer and you’re left wondering if you’ll still get a decent bar solo.
(Answer = no. But it never stopped me. I remained optimistic. I waited.)
In those spaces, the times when I missed Badlands so much, and also wondered…what did actually happen in that 1:1? I ended up snooping around in Dwayne’s trailer. In those months after Badlands left, when the bar solo - the highlight of Andy’s loop - became a treat, as opposed to a dead cert. I learned a lot about Dwayne.
I loved the letter from the gentleman, urging Dwayne to attend his private party. Apparently he’d make a perfect centrefold… It was one of the few things I liked about Dwayne. No wonder he took to Deanna so readily.
There was one letter though that broke my heart every time. But I still read it. Repeatedly.
Her name was Sylvia. She was 17. She lived with her parents in Idaho and the cinema was her window to the world. She’s just seen Leader of the Pack. She’s just seen Dwayne.
Oh, bless her. She was so scared. She couldn’t stop thinking about him. She was convinced she couldn’t feel this way about someone and still get into heaven. She had no one to talk to because she had to keep this part of herself secret. In her eyes she had fallen.
There was such shame and such longing in that letter. And you could read it and scoff - because it was daft. But you could also read it and weep. Because even now, in 2014, I wouldn’t be surprised if girls feel like that…maybe not at 17, but whenever it happens, and that part of them gets woken up and we still live in a society where that is either taboo or fetishised. And it makes me angry, and it makes me sad.
Sylvia. As much a character to me as flesh-and-blood Faye, or restless Mary.
But also… lying back on Dwayne’s bed, waiting for the hoedown. And dissolving into giggles to find my reflection staring back at me…
Dirty-dawg Dwayne with his mirrored bedroom ceiling. I laughed for ages…
Albus Severus Potter and the curse of the awful name.
"It is our names, Albus, that show which child our parents really hate, far more than our abilities"
I’m adding this one because it’s my favourite
Robert S. Miola (via yesknopemaybe)
WELL NO SHIT SHERLOCK.
Another batch of early run TDM photos. As thefoolsloop pointed out, these are professional and I didn’t take them - I’ve never taken photography or videos inside Temple Studios. One time I took a notebook in, thinking I’d take notes, and then instantly forgot it for the whole duration of the show and never tried again.
Terrific batch of photos (thanks for clarifying their status, although I never thought they were ‘illicit’ - the lighting is too good and the composition too accurate). Don’t recognise some of the cast (who’s that as Dolores?).That’s Jane Leaney as Dolores. Currently appearing in Medea alongside Helen McCrory. Other cast no longer in it by the end are: David Essing (Claude alongside Sonya’s Faye), Vinicius Salles (Dwayne), Ffion Cox-Davies (Marshall), François Testory (barman)…
Reblogging for Faye’s audition. <3