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””

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 10: “Orphans”

The most horrifying aspect of American Horror Story: Asylum, for me, was Pepper. She terrified me from the moment I saw her, and even more so when the reason behind her commitment was revealed. In spite of seeming harmless and sweet-tempered in Freak Show, I just couldn’t get over the whole baby-drowning thing – I literally thought about it any time that Pepper had a scene. And then American Horror Story did that amazing thing they do where they make you feel guilty for despising a character under false pretenses. I hate when they do that. But I love it, too. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 10: “Orphans””

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 7: “Test of Strength”

“Test of Strength” is mainly set-up for the next episode, along with some bad karaoke for good measure. I love Evan Peters as much as the next girl, but I did not need to witness his dismal Kurt Cobain impersonation. As much as I like this season, I could really do without the musical interludes. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 7: “Test of Strength””

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””