Here’s my interview with the legend Larry King that goes off the rails in a beautiful way within the first 60 seconds and never gets back on track. In the interview we talk about Ducktales, Jean-Ralphio’s easter egg, a new Jewish superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, my new book with Laura Moses and I do my spot on impression of the legend himself. Enjoy!
King: A downward spiral, as I understand, begins, right? You learn from your mother that Jeff has a full-sized mannequin in his closet. You are–that must tell you…something seriously wrong, right?
S. Dahmer: We thought, again, it was related to his homosexual desires.
King: You then knew he was a homosexual?
S. Dahmer: Yes. Oh, yes.
King: And you knew it. How did you handle that?
S. Dahmer: Not well.
L. Dahmer: Not very well. I’m a believer in absolute truth. I think that people that don’t believe in absolute truth are maybe prone to be more liberal with error. And I believe that the Bible teaches that that is something that you should avoid. Just like too much food, too much drink, too much of anything. And I took it as something to be conquered, I felt. So I took him to a psychiatrist. And really it was for mostly, at that point, the drinking.
- An intriguing conversation from Lionel and Shari Dahmer’s interview on Larry King Live (June 17, 2004)