Wild at Heart ★★★★

True story: I convinced my mother to take me to see this at the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, NC in the fall of 1990 when I was just 15-years-old (I had to be accompanied by a parent because it was an R-rated movie). My mom, a fairly conservative, southern, Christian woman, had never seen a David Lynch movie before but she vaguely knew him as the creator of TWIN PEAKS, a new television show that my younger brother and I were obsessed with. When the film ended, she was so furious about what she had just seen that she loudly proclaimed Lynch to be “sick” and said that someone needed to “burn his penis with hot coals.”

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