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Bret Easton Ellis talks about child abuse, alcoholism, death of ex-boyfriend, and IDs "the 26-year-old"

Fascinating profile in New York magazine.

by Anonymousreply 3501/21/2013

[quote] A real memoir would be “the ultimate narcissistic con job.” He smiles. “I’m not writing a memoir,” he says. “Don’t make me barf.”

He really has no sense of self, does he?

I miss writers being a bit more gruff and a bit less pampered. Vulture pads the hell out of that article trying to make Ellis into something worth analyzing.

by Anonymousreply 101/21/2013

The bf made a music video which is clearly filmed in Ellis's apartment.

This is what they call an "otter", right?

by Anonymousreply 201/21/2013

That is what they call someone who needs to get more sleep.

The way Ellis goes on about "the 26-year-old" I was expecting some hunky porn star who Ellis pays to stick around. This is...disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 301/21/2013

Actually he has exactly the kind of boyfriend one would expect for somebody whose formative years were defined by abuse from a physically imposing father. Very innocuous... benign.

The boyfriend, who in Ellis fashion is a privileged Westsider (dad produces "The Simpsons"), is obviously working through father issues of his own rather than looking for somebody to buy him dinner.

by Anonymousreply 401/21/2013

He is beyond vile.

by Anonymousreply 501/21/2013

One hit wonder.

by Anonymousreply 601/21/2013

Repellant human being. Why do people care what he says about anything?

by Anonymousreply 701/21/2013

[quote] "I just have these random thoughts, go to bed, and then next day it’s sort of world news,” Ellis says, waving a hand."

no, darling, the next day it's being re-posted and dismissed by dozens of old queens.

by Anonymousreply 801/21/2013

He's not remotely good-looking. With hundreds of sexier daddies in that area alone, why would the BF choose BEE?

by Anonymousreply 901/21/2013

Ummm... he's famous and connected, r9.

Interesting anecdote on how he found sex partners when he started working in film:

"I was really shocked when I was writing and producing The Informers and it was being cast, and as a writer this is what became available to me, I was shocked, and it was true. I had never received more offers for sex from women and men, boys and girls, than I’ve ever had in my life during that six month, pre-production casting."

"...I’ve only had one movie made, and it was a big expensive independent, and it had a very big cast, and there were a lot of attractive women, boys and girls, needed for the movie. But look, whatever, I helped a lot of people. I didn’t necessarily fuck all of those people but I helped them."

by Anonymousreply 1001/21/2013

He's not that connected. If the BF is the son of a "Simpsons" producer, he's not going to need BEE's fourth-rate 'help'.

by Anonymousreply 1101/21/2013

Socially connected, dumbass. BEE can take him out to Soho House or Chateau Marmont, a few celebs drop by and say hello, then a party in the hills where he can watch movie stars doing drugs. This is what people in LA live for.

Someone has not read "Less Than Zero."

by Anonymousreply 1201/21/2013

It's not the 80's anymore, cuntface. His dad has better connections than a sleazy, disdained hack like BEE.

by Anonymousreply 1301/21/2013

I don't think his father is going to take him to parties where people are doing drugs.

by Anonymousreply 1401/21/2013

If you're alive in 2013, you don't need to go to a party to find drugs.

by Anonymousreply 1501/21/2013

R15, why do you enjoy being a contrarian braindead tool?

by Anonymousreply 1601/21/2013

Damn, but that was dull.

by Anonymousreply 1701/21/2013

Never has so much fuss been made over so little substance....

by Anonymousreply 1801/21/2013

[quote]Ummm... he's famous

Ummm... he is?

by Anonymousreply 1901/21/2013

Oh, fuck off, R16. He's right about everything - Ellis is a has-been, and there's no good reason for anyone to want to be with him at this point.

by Anonymousreply 2001/21/2013

Maybe he's hung like a pony and gives really good head? Who knows...

by Anonymousreply 2101/21/2013

Erm... did anyone watch the "music" video in the link? What garbage lol

by Anonymousreply 2201/21/2013

He is really, really into being BEE's boyfriend

by Anonymousreply 2301/21/2013

BEE's first "novel" was really his journal; a writing teacher suggested it could be a novel, etc.

His 2nd novel was a total flop.

He only had a 3 book deal with his then publisher and figured he would just write something so sensationally offensive that he could get a lot of publicity if the publisher refused to publish it. Even then it was more notorious than admired; it was the film director Mary Harron who saw it as an opportunity to satirise the '80s.

He's never had any real talent, other than for being a snarky bitch.

by Anonymousreply 2401/21/2013

[quote]Someone has not read "Less Than Zero."

I envy that person.

by Anonymousreply 2501/21/2013

He should have gone into directing.

by Anonymousreply 2601/21/2013

[quote] But look, whatever, I helped a lot of people. I didn’t necessarily fuck all of those people but I helped them."

Wow. Sounds rather sociopathic.

by Anonymousreply 2701/21/2013

Ugh, that's all he could land? His boyfriend is disappointingly fug. He should just stick with hired whores. Depressing.

by Anonymousreply 2801/21/2013

He's such an angry pathetic man.

by Anonymousreply 2901/21/2013

BEE is with the boyfriend for the boyfriend's connections, not the other way around. If you read the NYT profile about The Canyons, he's desperate to get a gig in movies, but the best he can do at this stage is funding movies himself with that ancient nutcase Paul Schrader and hiring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen for the notoriety. They couldn't even get the film accepted to Sundance, and Sundance will take any old crap nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 3001/21/2013

OMG, this guy = Lindsay Lohan

He begs for attention. Now, he's shopping a memoir. Can he take a hint, and realize that his career is now Twitter, and no one cares about his stupid, self-loathing, bullying, Republican ass?

by Anonymousreply 3101/21/2013

It takes a pretty big cunt to try and declare gay people sub-human. Ellis needs to die in a grease fire. He is Rush Limbaugh.

by Anonymousreply 3201/21/2013

BEE is a dinosaur from the Reagan era.

by Anonymousreply 3301/21/2013

[quote]If you're alive in 2013, you don't need to go to a party to find drugs.

Maybe if you live in LA or New York. That doesn't apply to all of us.

by Anonymousreply 3401/21/2013

Hahaha...oh shit! I just realized that after all these years, I've been confusing Jay McInerney for Bret Easton Ellis. Basically, I thought that Jay McInerney wrote everything that has been written by BEE.

by Anonymousreply 3501/21/2013
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