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Eaton, H. (2015). In Laura’s House. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 16(4):308-310.

(2015). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 16(4):308-310

In Laura’s House

Hannah Eaton, B.A

Eaton’s images offer us an eerie dream of blistering empathy using Donna and Laura, the iconic teenage friends of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, as identificatory paths into a sexualized female psyche divided against itself by the paternal violence at the heart of an “ordinary” family. This graphic vignette is one of simultaneously poignant, radical, and therapeutic solidarity and survival, the monstrously violating figures peopling Laura Palma’s world becoming recognizable, if only for a short, privileged time, to the hitherto unspoiled eyes of her best friend Donna.

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