One of the main characteristics of David Lynch’s cinema is the juxtaposition of two separate worlds. In his never-made cult film Ronnie Rocket, Lynch portrayed the world of an anal father (who commands pleasure) and the world of (a decaying) traditional authority (who bars the access to pleasure). What is the difference between them and how does the world of the anal father reflect the specific changes in traditional authority within late capitalism? The article examines how Lynch deals with the world of the anal father and how his vision resonates with the contemporary world.

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