American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 12: “Showstoppers”

Tonight we bid farewell to the best season of American Horror Story to date. I am both curious and excited to learn how this storyline will be resolved, but I am also sad to see it all come to a close. With this potentially being Jessica Lange’s last season (again), I can only hope that she is given a proper sendoff. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 12: “Showstoppers””

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 11: “Magical Thinking”

I don’t like the Tattler twins for many reasons, yet my primary issue with Dot and Bette has become the fact that they prefer this Chester character to Dandy Mott. I understand that both of these gentlemen are considerably disturbed, but some level of psychosis seems to be a dating requirement for these girls. That being the case, Dandy is clearly the superior choice. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 11: “Magical Thinking””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 9: “Tupperware Party Massacre”

Throughout this season, Dandy Mott has been trying to find himself. When we first meet Dandy, he identifies with Elsa’s freaks and truly feels that he would be at home with them. As the season progresses, however, Twisty the Clown takes him in as a protege of sorts, and Dandy starts identifying as a clown-costume-clad psychotic murderer. Dandy abandons this persona upon falling in love with Bette Tattler, and ultimately it is her rejection that leaves him completely perplexed regarding his place in this world. “Tupperware Party Massacre” features Dandy’s self-awakening: he is a god, and he has fully embraced his destiny. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 9: “Tupperware Party Massacre””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 8: “Bloodbath”

Dandy Mott: Beyond the Tighty Whities

This is a much delayed and unfortunately brief discussion of last week’s episode; I apologize for both my brevity and my lack of punctuality here. Nevertheless, “Bloodbath” marks an important step for Dandy in terms of the duality of his personality. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 8: “Bloodbath””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 6: “Bullseye”

Elsa Mars and Dandy Mott are two of the most bothersome antagonists to be crafted by the American Horror Story series, and yet the nature of their misdeeds is in stark opposition. “Bullseye” exposes Elsa’s villainy as a conscious choice, whereas Dandy’s seems to have hereditary roots. Intriguingly, the twins function as the catalyst that divulges these rivaling temperaments. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 6: “Bullseye””

American Horror Story, Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 5: “Pink Cupcakes”

Tighty Whities and the Duality of Dandy Mott

As per usual, there is no shortage of bothersome scenes in “Pink Cupcakes,” but it is Dandy’s antics that truly take the cake – or the cupcake, if you will. In spite of his many memorable moments, one cannot help but take note of Dandy’s prolonged, underwear-clad daily routine. Attention is intentionally drawn to the awkward undergarments, and the tighty whities speak volumes regarding Dandy’s demented personality. Continue reading “American Horror Story, Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 5: “Pink Cupcakes””

American Horror Story, Freakshow – S4, E3: “Edward Mordrake”

Both Elsa’s Freakshow and the American Morbidity Museum are losing business because people would rather stay in and watch television. Ironically, I would far rather watch Freakshow from the comfort of my couch than go out into the world to seek actual entertainment. So, while I’m sitting here thinking about the sad plight of the freaks and their suffering business, I myself am contributing to that very problem. Touché, Ryan Murphy, touché. Continue reading “American Horror Story, Freakshow – S4, E3: “Edward Mordrake””