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Killing Eve and Bluebeard

Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Killing Eve as Bluebeard at Vulture. “Killing Eve is deeply indebted to film noir, a genre whose backbone is the ways people lose their soul in the face of desire — from the stories of lone stylish assassins (Le Samouraï) to femme-fatale-led worlds that suggest something radical nestled in the folds of fashion and consumption (Black Widow, Leave Her to Heaven, The Last Seduction) — but it’s a noir operating at the tenor of a fairy tale. Watching how two soulless psychopaths, Villanelle and Aaron, circle one another, prodding for wounds until they come to a strange point of mutual recognition, it becomes clear which fairy tale Killing Eve is queering: Bluebeard.”

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