Bloodshed in Suburbia: On Todd Haynes' Safe (1995)

This essay appeared in Issue 2 of The Film Atlas.

In an uncharacteristic move to “try something new,” Carol White gets a perm in a green marble, mirrored room. Carol, a hesitantly self-described “homemaker,” suffers from a mysterious and multi-symptomatic illness despite (or because of) her profoundly insular, conventional, and hermetic world.

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