True Detective

Dystopias: The Roundup

1

Check out all of the posts from our Dystopias Theme Week here.

Reflecting on ‘True Detective’s First Season

2

But, at the end of the day—at the end of a lot of days—I’m tired of watching these shows and seeing women as props and symbols used to push the hero along his way. I’m tired of watching these shows and seeing the massive chasms between what they present, what they claim to represent, and what their fans insist they represent.

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Recommended

Check out what we’ve been reading this week–and let us know what you’ve been reading/writing in the comments!

The Women of ‘True Detective’ – Madonnas and Whores

true-detective-13

Shots of Lisa emphasize her youth, her beauty, the perkiness of her breasts, and the roundness of her ass. Unlike Maggie, she is very sensual and perhaps the opposite of nurturing. She is openly mocking toward Marty and refuses to cater to him emotionally. Marty seems to see Lisa as a necessary evil; she allows him to deal with all the pain and degradation he sees in his job. At one point Marty says in a voiceover sequence says: “You gotta take your release where you find it, or where it finds you. I mean, in the end it’s for the good of the family”–implying that having Lisa in his life allows him to get out his “animal” urges, allowing him to be able to be a good husband and father to his family when he gets home.

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

recommended-red-714x300-1

Check out what we’ve been reading this week–and let us know what you’ve been reading/writing in the comments!

The ‘Heart of Darkness’ at ‘True Detective’s Core

Rusty (Matthew McCaunghey) and Marty (Woody Harrelson) spinning out of control.

HBO’s newest miniseries ‘True Detective,’ starring Matthew McConaughey (Rusty) and Woody Harrelson (Marty), has already spawned a substantial cult following, receiving universal acclaim, and it’s only just reached the halfway point at episode number four.

If you’re not watching it, you should be. ‘True Detective’ is being hailed as the “rise of the miniseries” (following on the heels of the mini-series sweep at the 2014 Golden Globes), a continuation of the TV excellence that has, and will continue to drastically reshape our visual storytelling experience (that’s a big claim, but one to bet on in the coming years).