In between takes on American Horror Story: Coven
MakeUp FX for Coven are designed and created at http://tinsleystudio.com
These art direction/production design though.
I am not impressed. I am wondering why the witches have a splendid living space and this rundown old place is where Marie would be living.
Am I the only one who clocked the Olokun tool in the left hand corner? Hmph and u call urselves brujos
You’re always trying to out Brujo someone. I think appreciating the image without calling every tool out is totally fine.
Back on topic, my interpretation of the wealth of the Witches and the APPARENT poverty of the Voodoo people goes along with the fact the Witches are all at each other’s throats so the splendor and glory of their manor is empty and cancerous (literally) while what appears to be poverty and shit being run down is counteracted by the closeness of the practice to their lives of the Voodoo group (instead of the suppression and internalization of magic of the witches) and also the fact their group is very much alive and kicking.
They also say it’s a straight up about racial inequality too?? I mean, the Robichaux house is in Uptown on Prytania St. and that is a very, very upscale (read: white) area. I mean, the houses around there are all mansions and host opera recitals and chamber groups on the regular. It’s straight up old money southern aristocracy culture.
Marie’s solon is in the upper nineth, somewhere around St. Roch (maybe St. Claude) I think, but we don’t really get many good shots of the outside of it. That area is sadly getting gentrified to hell and back right now, but it’s still mainly poor and black. Also, it’s not far from the part of the French Quarter where Marie LeVeau actually opperated and is still of Voodoo today. The thing I worry about watching this show is that people will forget that Marie LeVeau and
sadly Delphine LaLaurie but my issues with that are another postwere REAL PEOPLEreal peoplereal people. Laveau is so important to so many groups in New Orleans.
Also, Voodoo is still very much alive here and it isn’t practiced in uptown. It’s practiced in midcity and parts of the westbank—areas that are primarily black and primarily poor.
Laveau was also never actually wealthy. In real life, she worked as a hairdresser. Only to wealthy white women. At least on Coven she gets to do things on her own terms.
There is so, so much this show gets wrong about my city, but one thing it does get right is the racial divide and that it equals a socio-economic divide as well.