I really thought an episode of American Horror Story named “I am Anne Frank, Part I” would be more offensive than what I saw. As you may know, AHS is not a restrained show, and they like to push the boundaries of decency in every possible direction. But when dealing with Nazis and the Holocaust, the show was mercifully restrained.
Entries Tagged as 'Television'
Oh American Horror Story. This week you gave us a possessed Sister Eunice, a vengeful Dr. Arden, an escape scene, a rape scene and The Sign of the Cross, the great 1932 Cecil B. DeMille movie. More importantly, you also brought to the front the thorny (but evolving) history of religion and mental health.
Hello! Since this is the first Mind Over Pop Culture blog entry, I’d like to start by introducing myself. My name is Taylor Rhodes, and I’ve been a staff member here at Mental Health America for almost four years. I have a degree in psychology from The George Washington University, with a minor in English literature. I’m also a pop culture junkie who watches way too much TV and way too many movies. All of this makes me uniquely qualified to discuss the intersection of mental health and pop culture, both good and bad. This column is the first of an ongoing series, and we’re going to start with the new season of American Horror Story, subtitled Asylum.