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Lara Flynn Boyle Has Just Given Up

I usually revel in the downfall of celebrities, but this story feels a little sad to me. Lara Flynn Boyle was Donna on Twin Peaks, one of the greatest TV shows of all-time, and one that would perhaps not have become the classic it has without Boyle’s performance. She also had a prominent role on The Practice, which spawned the much more memorable spin-off Boston Legal.

And now she’s drinking scotch straight out of the bottle in the driver’s seat of her car at the grocery store. And cheap scotch at that. Johnny Walker Red. You would think that those residuals would at least pay for the Black Label.

There have been rumors that Boyle had cosmetic surgery that didn’t turn out well for a while. I’m inclined to believe those rumors now.

She kind of looks like Alex Borstein now, but not in a good way, in a sort of made-down to look vaguely like a dude on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel kind of way.

I can only imagine that Boyle woke up one day, realized she wasn’t in the Twin Peaks revival, and then it dawned on her that she used to fuck David Spade and she just started drinking and didn’t stop. Still, Post-Traumatic Spade Disorder or not, you probably shouldn’t be drinking in a car, which is illegal in California, more so if you’re driving.

Still, I can’t help but feel bad for her. If sitting in the front seat of your car and drinking whiskey from the bottle in a grocery store parking lot isn’t a cry for help, then those Capri pants definitely are.

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