....and reading Chloe's Twin Peaks senior thesis!
Hi and welcome to this page! After many requests, I have decided to publicly release my senior thesis for my undergrad degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota. This was written in Spring 2013 for my Feminist Media Studies class.
There was a lot of interest in this paper due to its topic - the popular 1990 television show Twin Peaks created by David Lynch. I did not write this paper to hate on Twin Peaks. I'm not writing this paper to say that it's an awful show and deserves no hype. In fact, I quite enjoyed watching it and that is why I was eager to write about it. I went into this essay having only a few things in mind to write about. The further I analyzed it, the more I discovered about what truly lies within. I am not hear to tell you that you are bad for liking Twin Peaks. I am not here to tell you that no one should watch Twin Peaks. I am just here to give you an analysis of how the show portrays gender and how it perpetuates rape culture. My thesis is not that it is a bad show. My thesis is that it is not a progressive show.
I will leave comments open but I will not be replying to them. I am not going to defend my words, etc. I will delete any comments that slander my character rather than my thesis. If you don't like my words - that's fine! Go ahead and fight them! If you think I'm some crazy stupid fat ugly feminist bitch, keep it to yourself.
And before reading, I must warn, there absolutely are spoilers! The entire show will be spoiled in this paper. If you haven't finished watching it and don't want to know how it ends, refrain from reading!
Thank you and enjoy!