elliot mantle

I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies. You know: ‘best spleen’, 'most perfectly developed kidneys’. Why don’t we have standards of beauty for the entire human body, inside and out?
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Elliot Mantle, Dead Ringers

My introduction to David Cronenberg was catching Videodrome on TV while in the midst of a brutal fever a few years ago. It is one of the most memorable cinematic experiences I’ve ever had. I am grateful for his films because they are as thoughtful as they are disturbing - and they are a whole lot of both.