Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, Scott’s Alien, and their gender representations

by Toby Woollaston

The transformation of gender representations undergone by the protagonist raises challenging questions about the nature of modern and/or postmodern identities.  Added to the academic section is an abstract of an essay where I discuss this with reference to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic Alien and David Lynch’s superb Mulholland Drive (pictured).