Twin Peaks Creator David Lynch Celebrates 74th Birthday With A New Short Film On Netflix

Lynch interviews a monkey in his new film, naturally.


David Lynch, the famed director of Mulholland Dr. and Blue Velvet and co-creator of Twin Peaks, turned 74 on January 20, 2020. He's celebrated by releasing a new short film, and it's as weird and wonderful as you'd expect. What Did Jack Do? is exclusive to Netflix, runs for 17 minutes, and stars Lynch himself alongside a monkey.

The plot involves a detective, played by Lynch, interviewing a monkey who is suspected of committing a murder. It's all in black and white, and the monkey talks with human lips that have been superimposed over its mouth. There's also a chicken involved.

There's no trailer, unfortunately, but the image below should give Lynch fans some idea of what to expect.

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This is Lynch's first new filmed content since Twin Peaks: The Return wrapped up in 2017. He released a co-authored autobiography, Room to Dream, in 2018. His last cinematic release was Inland Empire in 2006.

It's unclear what Lynch might be working on next, or whether Twin Peaks will return for a fourth season.

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