'Twin Peaks', David Lynch, and His Weird, Secretive Genius: An Oral History

This post was originally published on this site For David Lynch, the return of Twin Peaks (9 p.m. on May 21) is not just a reunion with the denizens of the town he left behind some 26 years ago, stranded among dimensions and doughnuts and, in some cases, dead. Showtime’s revival of the cult series also marks a homecoming for the many faces from Lynch’s own past—what returning cast member Sherilyn Fenn calls Lynch’s “sacred family,” drawn from both the show and his long, uniquely strange film career. It’s a term that isn’t taken lightly: Everyone Lynch has ever worked with speaks of him with a combination of mystical awe and devotion that were they not all actors talking about showbiz, might merit a call to the FBI’s cult hotline. From Elephant Man producer Mel Brooks to friend and frequent muse Laura Dern to cast members of the original Twin … Read more