You’ve already heard me talk about Peggy Blumquist‘s fashion here – the nutty beautician who does something very, VERY bad in the first episode – but, she’s so damn fun to watch in the latest installment of the episodic series set in Luverne, Minnesota in the late seventies, it’s hard not to dive head first into the hype (which she lives up to AND surpasses).
1) She won a fricken Cannes…
Lux Lisbon has played out in every film auteur’s mind because Sofia Coppola brought out a young woman in Dunst back in 1999. Virgin Suicides was shot simultaneously with Bring It On, which tells you everything about her versatile range.
A sleeper in the box office – Crazy/Beautiful was exactly what the title claims: it’s crazy. And it’s beautiful. Maybe because it was distributed by MTV Movies, people treated it like Snow Day or a Hoku music video, but she will break your heart in this film.
You would think with the combo of Lars Von Trier, science fiction, Denmark, and Dunst would be enough to hit a home run, but it snoozed even on streaming sites. Her portrayal as Justine – a Daria-like woman – is doomed by the world ending an a apocalyptic performance. (That won her, her Canne).
3) She (slayed) was in all your favorite 90’s movies:
Don’t act like you didn’t hide this two-day rental from your parents at Blockbuster (so they would inevitably have to buy it) and memorize all the routines when you were 14. Because that’s how mine played out.
We all love Dick.
4) Her #SquadGoals are cute AF:
She’s like, best friends with Rodarte.
When she dated Jake, this friendship made me mad jealous growing up.
5) Her swag is always on point.
8) THIS moment:
It’s brilliant how Peggy can stab a guy twice without feeling bad, but is totally modest and turns away when he needs to use the bathroom. Self-diagonised as “fully actualized,” she steals the entire season in this latest storytelling complete with a full-on David Lynch-esque diatribe where she talks to herself about “being the best me, she can be.”
If Peggy doesn’t die, can she please get a spin off?!
Carving a name for herself with zero famous family members, she’s proven herself over three decades with timeless characters (Peggy, maybe being her most iconic). It’s time to give her the gold.