Friday, 26 July 2013

FILM: Fight Club

Marla Singer is the only female character in Fight Club the film and one of only two in the book. Filled with despair and self loathing, Marla is a key character.
Marla shouts to the police that the girl who lives in 8G used to be a lovely charming girl, but the girl is a monster bitch monster. The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing so she won't commit to anything.'The Girl in 8G has no faith in herself,' Marla shouts, 'and she's worried that as she grows older, she'll have fewer and fewer options.' 
There's an interesting write up on Marla's role in the book/film here. Her clothing in the film is really reflective of her personality and character, seen in one scene stealing clothes from a laundromat & taking them next door to the thrift store to sell, she appears to steal or buy her clothes from thrift stores but has an incredibly strong and quirky sense of style to match her personality which softens slightly as she becomes seemingly more vulnerable.
"I got this dress at a thrift store for one dollar. It's a bridesmaid's dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, and then tossed it. Like a Christmas tree. So special. Then, bam, it's on the side of the road. Tinsel still clinging to it. Like a sex crime victim. Underwear inside out. Bound with electrical tape."
I love her mix of classic black Audrey Hepburn-esque outfits, furs, sequins & delicate chiffon bridesmaid dresses with dark eyeliner and wild hair. The juxtaposition of girly, glamourous and lavish with grungey, goth & dark is something that has definitely had a lasting impression on how I dress. 

I couldn't write a post about Fight Club without mentioning Tyler Durden. His eccentric outfits featuring loud shirts, fur coats, leather and patent loafers, again, representative of his character. My favourite outfit of his is this one near the end of the film:

Tyler Durden

Tyler Durden by kouraanthrax

Anyone else share my love of Marla Singer? She's definitely one of my all time favourite fictional babes.

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  1. What's not to love about Marla Singer? She is so cool!

  2. I'm wearing my FIght Club t-shirt right now :)

  3. The shoes in the first picture are amazing!
    Your blog is lovely!