Jessica Lange Is Back At Her Loony Best

There might not be any actor working in TV right now who is more game than Jessica Lange. Just when her cosmetic surgery had gotten super-scary, producer Ryan Murphy took advantage of her scariness by casting her on “American Horror Story.” Last season on that Grand Guignol, she was a hilariously demented Tennessee Williams type, and this year she’s every Catholic school kid’s dream: the mean nun declared loony and chased down by a bad Santa. And Lange clearly loves tearing it up as the haunted Sister Jude, whose bad habits include getting blitzed, caning, and fantasizing about her monsignor. Lange won the SAG and Emmy for the role: make a movie version and give her a third Oscar! I would prefer it to giving a third statue to Daniel Day-Lewis.

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