It’s been 25 years since David Lynch left Twin Peaks, that surreal Washington town where killer phantasms are as much a part of a stroll down Main Street as a piece of cherry pie. To celebrate Showtime’s revival of TV’s weirdest drama, we look back at the first two seasons’ finest parting gifts.
Laura Palmer: Closet Case
Many gay men have found their proxy in TP’s ill-fated antiheroine, who wore one face in public and another in her private life: a sordid swirl of frowned-upon taboos.
The show’s hypnotic soundtrack and Julee Cruise’s eerie coo of a theme song have directly influenced two generations of pop vanguards, from Moby and Sky Ferreira to FKA Twigs and Lana Del Rey.
Log Lady’s Fashion-Forward Accessory
The sleepy village’s lovable voice of reason usually had none at all, spouting senseless, (maybe?) profound musings channeled from the hunk of firewood she touted like a purse. Eat that, meat dress!
David Duchovny: A Gumshoe in Heels
Before he became famous for his Mulder smolder, the X-Files actor hid his studliness beneath a wig and a fierce beat as a trans detective in an indelible arc. To us, he’ll always be Denise.