All tagged Robert Maplethorpe
To satiate immediate queries, yes it’s more things that are strange and yes it might be better than season one. It’s also a thing that is about post traumatic stress, isn’t afraid to invert its stereotypical sexy lifeguard scene and has deep, pan-dimensional horror in spades but perhaps most importantly, it knows how to tell a joke and it knows when to get real.
‘Electric Ladyland’ is a record that commands a certain respect from anyone who’s laid ears on it, which should be everyone but I continue to be surprised and delighted whenever I find a body that ain’t familiar with Hendrix’ wild and weird freakout of an album. It is also true that I am never sure what fucking speed this thing runs at and I could be correct at 33 or we could be in some really strange Jimi & The Chipmunks territory at 45.
I’ve always said that science fiction is special because it’s about humanity. It is the relief into which we might throw, write and study our own natures that, quite often to our detriment, remain largely unchanged over time. This season of Black Mirror is exactly that. In it, we see ourselves reflected and it does not always make for a comfortable experience.