Edmund Kemper stands at an imposing 6’9” and studies FBI Agent Holden Ford calmly from across the room in the second episode of Mindhunter.
Ford shifts on his feet and tries his damndest to show no fear in the presence of the man accused of murdering ten people, the man who became known as the “Co-Ed Killer.” Kemper had lopped off his own mother’s head and forced post-mortem irrumatio (in other words, a blow-job) with her head.
Kemper, portrayed by Cameron Britton, is the first subject of the Netflix series in which FBI Agent Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, interviews serial killers to understand how they think.
It seems fair to say that this face-off is the moment viewers had been waiting for.
True crime geeks likely flocked to Mindhunter seeking methodical conversations with fascinating serial killers and that’s kind of
It’s time to get ready for your next Netflix obsession, everyone. You may have already binged the hilariously offbeat American Vandal, and there are a few weeks to go before Stranger Things returns, so perhaps there’s a nice little opening in your precious viewing time. If you’re a fan of true crime but you also love a gritty drama, Mindhunter is probably going to be right up your TV alley. Director David Fincher is bringing his unique eye and cinematic expertise to the streaming service yet again, and this time he’s taking us inside the world of ’70s serial killer profilers. Is Netflix’s Mindhunter based on a true story? It’s actually adapted from a book that chronicled the experiences of FBI agents who developed psychological profiles for criminals.
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit was co-written by John E. Douglas, who worked for
This article contains tons of American Vandal spoilers and will ruin the ending if you haven’t seen it. You have been warned.
American Vandal initially seemed like nothing more than silly satire with a lot of penis jokes in it. But by the time I hit play on the last episode, I was so determined to figure out who was really responsible for the show’s male-genitalia vandalism that I had practically turned into the Columbo of dick pics. I cared very much about figuring out who “did the dicks,” which is a testament to how well series creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda understand the true-crime genre and
Tyler Alvarez and Jimmy Tatro talked to GQ about dick drawing, going method, and the importance of ball hairs.
American Vandal is a show about dicks.
The action centers around two stereotypically different high school students: Dylan Maxwell (played by YouTube star Jimmy Tatro), the stoner troublemaker who is accused of the crime, and Peter Maldonado, the obsessive kid making a documentary looking to uncover who really drew the dicks. Maldonado is relentless and hyperserious about his topic, which makes the show all the more believable, and all the more hilarious. (Seriously, just watch the trailer.) And American Vandal carries all the stylings of Making a Murderer: the atmospheric drone shots, the dramatic interviews, the digitally rendered reenactment of a lakeside handjob. GQ spoke to Tatro and Maldonado about how
We have a confession: We’re obsessed with true crime documentaries. And though we can’t quite put our finger on why we’re so taken with twisty tales of ordinary people caught up in movie-like murder mysteries IRL, we’re not going to question it. (Maybe it has something to do with spending our formative years watching reruns of Unsolved Mysteries with Grandma? Hmmm…)
Whatever the case may be, we’re hooked, so this weekend, we’re
There are two kinds of people who know Manolo Blahnik: those who own — or long to own — a pair of the shoe designer’s lavish heels, and those who, like the rest of us, are aware of the name only through the gushings of “Sex and the City” protagonist Carrie Bradshaw. The real-life Carrie, writer Candice Bushnell, appears briefly in the documentary “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards,” along with a clip from the show in which Carrie begs a mugger not to take her Manolo Blahniks.
The film, by fashion journalist and first-time director Michael Roberts, will appeal to the designer’s most ardent devotees, in the barrage of effusive praise the filmmaker has assembled from such fashion-world elites as editors Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley (who compares Blahnik to French poet Charles Baudelaire). These moments would play well at an honorary gala but make for
Welcome to Megyn Kelly Today, Today, a new daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on Megyn Kelly Today every morning until we are no longer able to watch Megyn Kelly Today without feeling like there will be no tomorrow.
Megyn Kelly walked onstage wearing a white t-shirt tucked into a striped skirt.
Megyn Kelly asked the audience if they remember the Menendez murders.
Megyn Kelly followed the clip of her interview with Lyle Menendez by saying, “On a lighter note: wedding invitations.”
Megyn Kelly described Fixer Upper as a show that is “en fuego.”
Megyn Kelly asked her audience to raise their hand if they support political demonstrations at sporting events. Less than half of the audience raised their hands.
Lisa from New York City asked Megyn Kelly, “Were we better off before cell phones
On Tuesday night, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers will premiere on NBC. The eight-episode limited series from the powerhouse Law Order franchise will dramatize the notorious murder case of Lyle and Erik Menéndez—the infamous Beverly Hills brothers who murdered their parents in 1989. The Menendez Brothers will be the first installment in the Law Order franchise’s planned true crime anthology series, with each season focusing on a different real-life crime. The show stars Edie Falco as defense attorney Leslie Abramson, Gus Halper and Miles Gaston Villanueva as Erik and Lyle, respectively, and The Good Wife‘s Josh Charles as Erik’s therapist, Dr. Jerome Oziel. Heather Graham plays Judalon Smyth, Oziel’s former mistress.
The Menéndez brothers’ names have become synonymous with wealth-gone-wrong and a curdled American dream, and the