The scariest part of ‘Sharp Objects’ isn’t the murders. It’s the teens.
Sharp Objects makes Wind Gap seem like an awful place to live. The primary economic activity is pig slaughtering, everyone is subject to the whims of a nightdress-wearing god queen whose clipped enunciation hides a deep well of narcissism, and two young girls have been brutally murdered in the past few years.
Still, all of that is more or less endemic to the kinds of towns where stories like Sharp Objects — stories where dead girls turn up in the town square and broken people try to piece their mysteries back together — take place.
Wind Gap has one up on all those other towns though. Wind Gap has mean teenagers, who are scarier than anything else in that hog-eat-hog town. Read more…