Laura Dern in the Lynchverse

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at some of Laura Dern’s most iconic roles in the Lynchverse. “By the time her Blue Velvet ‘audition’ rolled around in 1986, Dern was only 16 but had been acting since childhood, accompanying her mom (acclaimed actor Diane Ladd) on films like White Lightning and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Even at her young age, she’d turned out a handful of surprisingly heavy performances in films like Foxes and Smooth Talk, as well as the highly underrated cult classic Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains.

And “just all of Laura Dern.”

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