How Awful Is Buffalo Bill? Swastika-Quilt Awful
“This guy, he can sew!” Clarice tells Crawford, as she realizes that Jame Gumb has dreams of making himself a “women’s suit.” Another repugnant way he puts his sewing skills to use? Making a quilt festooned with orange swastikas. He keeps this quilt next to another, very nice quilt, with a butterfly (we know how he feels about transformative, winged insects). He uses his Nazi quilt to hide his very big gun, a kiiinda phallic Colt Python. The guy is nuts, is what I’m saying.