Bret Easton Ellis

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Seems like the people posting here give a shit about him

badg, Friday, 12 April 2019 12:32 (three months ago) link

I kind of hate that they used that dewy, youthful glamourshot of him in that interview (note: I've never given a fuck about him besides that checkmark on gay men who are terrible misogynists.).

Yerac, Friday, 12 April 2019 12:42 (three months ago) link

the shtick of saying wrong or irritating things in conversation to get attention, only to reveal you don't remember any particular conversation because you had no real emotional investment in one thing

doing so in print and then shrugging it off as "oh, I guess I wrote that, whatever" to further irritate an interviewer and the audience makes me think he's subconsciously going for next-level jackanapes status

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 12:53 (three months ago) link

The entire comes off as him having had many decades of therapy but ultimately he just doesn't care because it doesn't affect him personally (except for not being able to fuck his millennial boyfriend in peace). Please buy his book.

Yerac, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:04 (three months ago) link

otm, that disaffected stance of "I don't give a shit about any of this but it's the only thing anyone around me will talk about. I'll just be contrary so they pay attention to me."

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:05 (three months ago) link

As I posted upthread he was reflective when talking about this when I saw him a decade ago, but since then he’s obviously gone full culture war and decided that he was the wronged party and that he’s never, ever getting over it.

gyac, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:11 (three months ago) link

I think I am an absurdist. I think politics are ridiculous.

Maybe don’t write a book about it. Would that be the solution?

[I think the problem is that I don’t necessarily see this as interesting as fiction.

Yeah, I could tell.

lmao

i love isaac chotiner's interviews, he's remarkably good at letting people hang themselves

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 12 April 2019 13:21 (three months ago) link

I haven't been able to track down who they're talking about, but some people on twitter have mentioned that Bret's partner is a boring-ass centrist democrat.

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:30 (three months ago) link

He seems to be a Biden fan, so yes.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 April 2019 13:33 (three months ago) link

Does Biden have a lot of millennial support? Wouldn’t have thought so.

gyac, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:35 (three months ago) link

Does Biden have a lot of millennial support? Wouldn’t have thought so.

gyac, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:35 (three months ago) link

he's def the choice of boring-ass centrist democrats

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 12 April 2019 13:37 (three months ago) link

he watches Maddow and his name is Todd

flappy bird, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:38 (three months ago) link

otm, that disaffected stance of "I don't give a shit about any of this but it's the only thing anyone around me will talk about. I'll just be contrary so they pay attention to me."

This. He tweaks the left because they are the only ones who know who he is and might give a shit. Trump voters likely don’t give a shit about him; can’t rebel if no one knows who you are.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Friday, 12 April 2019 13:39 (three months ago) link

remember back when ivanka trump was explaining that she wanted a man like patrick bateman

sometimes ponder whether she thinks she got that

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:44 (three months ago) link

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/discovery-todd-michael-schultz

Yerac, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:44 (three months ago) link

ok, if that's Todd's actual twitter account I found...

...well, I don't really use twitter to be an intellectual, but jesus christ

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:49 (three months ago) link

Him tweeting “come over at do bring coke now” at like 5 in the morning that one time was pretty good tbh

circa1916, Sunday, 14 April 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link

Gloriously scathing review from Anna Leszkiewicz at the graun.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/24/white-by-bret-easton-ellis-review-sound-fury-and-insignificance

brain (krakow), Thursday, 25 April 2019 08:03 (two months ago) link

Best review yet in nailing how Ellis acts like the detached observer when he's the irrational, outraged one. Funny how David Mamet has done something similar, going from being the guy who was all about the mechanics and math of playwriting to becoming the didactic, moralizing writer he always bemoaned in essays and interviews

... (Eazy), Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:58 (two months ago) link

https://s.put.re/xaEDHCno.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:55 (two months ago) link


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