Jump to content

X, Pearl, MaXXXine


Tank
 Share

Recommended Posts

Anybody else a fan?

I loved House of the Devil, but hated everything else Ti West did as pretentious boring nonsense for years. Then he shocked me X being the best homage to Texas Chainsaw Massacre with its own oddball twist. Then I was absolutely blown away by the weirdness of Pearl. Trailer just dropped for MaXXXine, the third movie of this weird-ass trilogy and it does for 80s horror what Stranger Things did for vintage Spielberg. I'm amped for it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you aren’t aware of it…

This is a horror trilogy about two women who are obsessed with becoming famous. Pearl and Maxine.

Pearl is about a young woman trying to get out of her tiny farm life in a post WWI, birth of cinema era. Bad things happen. It’s stylistically shot like an early technicolor musical and is bonkers.

X is about Pearl’s family farm, where she is still stuck in 1974, (now in her 80s) when a tiny film crew shows up to rent out some of the farm buildings to shoot a porno. Among the cast, a woman named Maxine who really wants to be a star. Again, bad things happen and it turns into a bloodbath.

MaXXXine is set 10 years after X, back in LA where Maxine is still hoping to become famous against the backdrop of 80s LA, the Nightstalker’s rampage, and the booming porn industry… and her past deeds that allowed her to survive the events of X, catch up with her.

The kicker is, both Pearl and Maxine, at all ages, are played by Mia Goth.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

LOL, I read that long smile shot was because the director just waited a long time to call cut to the scene. But what a trooper holding it that long true or not! Also, her monologue at the table to her friend before that was also all done in one take, apparently. I saw X and then Pearl, since they were released in that order but it makes more sense to watch Pearl first now. Looking forward to this one!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think on the first view it makes sense to watch X then Pearl-- but rewatches can be chronological. Oddly, it almost seems like you could watch them in any order, which is kinda cool.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.