In Dishonored Lady, you get to play the maiden-in-psychological-distress role, too bound up in knots even to defend yourself. Like Ophelia, “as one incapable of her own distress.”


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Tavel and Warhol put your Montez stand-in in the same predicament:

 “The most interesting idiosyncracy that Hedy identifies is that, as Hedy Lamarr’s appearance of guilt grows, Mario [Montez], in the manner of A Double Life, makes gradually no distinction between what is happening to himself and to his character.”