follow us in feedly
Scully is a punk: ‘X Files’ Gillian Anderson, teenage delinquent
12:21 pm


Gillian Anderson

X Files’ Special Agent Dana Scully has a punk rock past she’s not afraid to fess up to.

Actress Gillian Anderson still considers herself a “punk” at heart, confirming in a Parade Magazine interview, “even though I can dress up like a soccer mom, the punk rocker will forever be under my skin.”

In an NPR profile, Anderson expounds on being a punk-as-fuck teenage malefactor:

When we moved to Michigan ... my folks still had a flat in London that we would go to in the summertime. And through one of those trips I had started to become interested in the punk scene and started to dress differently than a lot of the kids in Grand Rapids, Michigan, were dressing. And I got my nose pierced and I started to shave my head and dye my hair and wear a lot of black. And so I looked like somebody that might be arrested. ... I was a bit of a class clown, usually the one that people would get to do the things that they were afraid to get in trouble for. So the mixture of those two things contributed, no doubt, to that vote.

And, in fact, on graduation night, I was arrested. ... I had a boyfriend at the time who was a couple centuries older than I was and I’d convinced him that we should go and glue the locks of the school so that people couldn’t get in in the morning. And lo and behold, they had a security guard because it was graduation night and they were concerned that idiots like me might try and do something like that.

Check out this 1985 photo of young, punk rock troublemaker, Gillian Anderson and take your crush to the next level

And this image purportedly from her high school yearbook (prior to lock-glueing arrest)

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Apparently, Agent Scully said ‘Oh My God’ *a lot* in ‘The X-Files’
‘Listen Mulder, what you can’t question is the SCIENCE!’: Dana Scully REALLY likes science

Posted by Christopher Bickel | Leave a comment
‘No Pressure’: Banned 10:10 Climate Film

There’s been considerable backlash against Richard Curtis’ short film No Pressure, which was made for the 10:10 campaign, an organization set up to encourage people to reduce their carbon use by 10% in 2010, reports the UK’s Observer newspaper.

The film, which stars Gillian Anderson and has music from Radiohead, was released on the 10:10 website on Friday, only to be pulled hours later amid protest over the 4-minute film’s content.  No Pressure shows environmental campaigners blowing-up “recalcitrant members of the public”, including 2 schoolchildren and ex-soccer star, David Ginola, in the style of Monty Python or South Park.

It’s a WTF moment; and yet, the film’s removal reveals that some people may consider the vague possibility of causing offense as far more important than saving the planet.


Posted by Paul Gallagher | Leave a comment