While Diane loathes Adam for stealing away her love she, at the same time, sympathizes with his mother Coco who was showing interest and expressing comfort at the dinner party. Thus in her dream Diane breaks the relation between Adam and Coco by casting latter into the role of the helpful but still demanding land lady at Aunt Ruth's apartment complex.
last name (in first part) is
Lenoix. In French le noix means "the nut" - a reference to the
dinner scene where she is eating walnuts. Also: Coco Lenoix = Coconut
Coco takes charge of everyone in this apartment complex which is associated with Betty/Diane's Hollywood aspirations, much the same way the real Coco appeared to take charge of everything at Adam's party with his Hollywood insiders. There is dog excrement in the middle of the courtyard, and Coco tells a story of how a kangaroo at one point made even a bigger mess. In telling the story Coco mentions the word "kangaroo" and court in the same sentence, and we begin to realize that the powerful ones in Hollywood run the place like it's a kangaroo court. Thus, we can surmise that talent is not always the determining factor in Hollywood. - (Alan Shaw)
► Could Coco and Diane have got together after the party to plan a hit?
I'd like to think that maybe Coco is the main conspirator and that she drags a reluctant Diane into the plot. Diane is devastated and so is easily manipulated. That's probably why the guilt overwhelms her and ultimately leads to suicide. - (eel)
Coco and the Cowboy
Richard Green (The Magician) on Ann Miller's performance
You realize on a second or third viewing how funny and arch someone like Ann Miller is. I was at the Cannes premiere, and when I saw Ann Miller I thought, "Oh my god! This is too over the top. It doesn't play. It's not real." But then you go back, and you see her in the final sequence where she's mean and a realistic Hollywood matron, and you start to see some humorous things that Lynch has buried in the dream sequence that are pretty extraordinar.
Wrapped in Plastic #57
TRIVIA: Ann Miller was very fond of her dog. The dog's name was Koko. »coincidental facts about Ann Miller