Those Who Kill
We admit that we were dubious about Chloe Sevigny starring in the A&E remake of the Dutch program, Those Who Kill. Don’t we already have Hannibal, Bates Motel, The Following, The Killing, True Detective (and to a lesser extent) Law & Order: SVU to fill that serial killer-sized hole left by Dexter? Much like the cult/occult leaders who populate this genre, the problem with these serial killer shows is that every time you get rid of one, another ten seem to pop up in their place.
It turns out we were right to be skeptical about this one.
Stop if you’ve heard this one before: A forensic detective solves heinous crimes, but pays the ultimate price…her own humanity.
If this plot sounds familiar, you may have turned on your television in the past two years. Recently, there’s been a surge in shows that flirt with cultish tendencies: Just tune in to Nic Pizzolatto’s new HBO feature True Detective (which is not a spin-off on Alan Ball’s HBO vampire show, though we could see how that would be super confusing), NBC’s Hannibal, Fox’s The Following, AMC’s The Killing or Sundance’s Top of the Lake. All of the above feature schizoid leaders trying to rule their own corner of the world, while one lawmaker plays a cat-and-mouse game that drags them deeper down into the brackish water of insanity.
So it makes sense that New York indie superstar Chloe Sevigny would be dipping her toes into this rating pool with a new A&E remake of a Danish TV show Den som dræber, or Those Who Kill, especially since Denmark is the home of the hottest dark drama source material outside of Britain.
But what’s Those Who Kill actually about?
When Chloe Sevigny moved to the East Village in the early 90s, it was still an edgy, bohemian enclave with affordable rents and gritty sensibilities—an area befitting a young actress who made her film debut with the NC-17 Kids, then followed it up with semi and not-so-semi-risque roles in films like The Brown Bunny, American Psycho and Lovelace. Still, the actress has told reporters that she chose her most recent East Village home, which she sold over the summer for $1.76 million, in part because it reminded her of the distinctly un-gritty Darien, Connecticut, where she grew up. And if her latest real estate maneuver is any indication, Ms. Sevigny has preserved her childhood sensibilities. She’s just spent $2.05 million for a three-bedroom Park Slope co-op at 9 Prospect Park West, according to city records.
Despite early leaks and the PR-mandated Internet scrub yesterday, it looks like we’ll be able to to watch the trailer of the Sundance hit Lovelace in time for the 4th of July.
Written by Andy Bellin, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and with an all-star cast including Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Brody, Chris Noth, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple and yes–James Franco as Hugh Hefner–the story of Linda Lovelace, (aka Linda Susan Boreman) has already become a festival darling–it premiered at Sundance this year–and if this trailer is any indication, it will be a hit with mainstream audiences as well.
Three to Tango
While the Met was swarmed by A-listers Monday night, we only heard news about Beyonce‘s dress this morning. Upstaged by the attendance of Tim Tebow, these celebrities dispersed to three locations the Met in order to fully dance away the pain: the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Boom Boom Room, and Crown all hosted parties that were hit up by roaming models, actors, and musicians.
Whenever I see Bebe, which I do for lunch every few months, I am always relieved to find that she is still wearing a headband. For a while, there were a lot of women wearing them, in some misguided ode to Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl. They all bailed around the time Blake Lively’s cleavage Read More
The Wee Hours
At the opening of the Hotel on Rivington’s CO-OP Food and Drink, The Observer encountered Chloe Sevigny, living in New York once more after the conclusion of her HBO show Big Love, smoking outside. She told us her favorite New York restaurant is kielbasa haven Veselka-”I’m Polish”-and that she was intrigued by CO-OP, if not Read More
Chloë Sevigny was standing a few feet from the DJ booth, swaying in a polka-dot dress and a black beret. Sometime around midnight she had started drinking Patrón against her will.
“It’s not my favorite,” she told The Observer Saturday night, talking not two centimeters from our nose. The Human League was wailing on the Read More
“I think this is the most incredible day of all week,” Fe Fendi (the very Italian wife of Fendi scion, Alessandro) told The Observer on Friday. A risky conjecture to make on the second day of Fashion Week–but possible, given we were chatting at the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring fashion’s high priest, Karl Lagerfeld. Read More
Iggy Pop, in all his full shirtless and sweaty glory, stood gripping the mic stand on stage at Dasha Zhukova’s Pop Magazine party at Don Hill’s last night. It was the most buzzed-about event of Fashion’s Night Out and chances are, if you were there, you were there for a reason.
Too bad Iggy Pop Read More