I just freaking watched gypsy and it’s so fucked up that I just love it.
Jean is a very unique character. Probably the first time that I encountered such creature. This woman loves to lie. No, not your boring “lying to save my ass” or to inflict something onto others. Jean lies, deceives people, manipulates them as a service to herself. It isn’t just a typical act. She feels satisfaction about lying, creating the whole persona as though she’s breathing life to a clay she molded herself. And then comes Sidney who I believe really rocked her world. She’s helped resurface a part of Jean that she’s put a lid on for years now. Jean selfishly lies, even more so with Sidney. Jean is discovering again the kind of person she was years ago, the person that was never really lost but just shoved down in favor of the ordinary and normal life she chose. But for the first time, she’s also lying for someone, for Sidney and this young girl also treads the same dangerous territories as her (making it much more tempting on Jean’s part). She throws made up stories at Sidney to keep her coming. Sidney is daring and adventurous (someone Jean used to be, as implied by the show) and she knows that Jean is lying to her but I don’t know, I think she can see something genuine beneath the layers of Jean’s facade. They’re both messed up people. It might take one to see something real from another. And after that ending, I’m very much convinced that Sidney is fucking impressed and amazed with all the lies Jean went through that started as a mere curiosity and turned into a love story they never thought would happen.
this show is so screwed up, toxic, psychotic and sick and it’s awesome.