Fascinating profile in New York magazine.
Bret Easton Ellis talks about child abuse, alcoholism, death of ex-boyfriend, and IDs "the 26-year-old"
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/21/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 1||01/21/2013|
The bf made a music video which is clearly filmed in Ellis's apartment.
This is what they call an "otter", right?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||01/21/2013|
He is beyond vile.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/21/2013|
One hit wonder.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/21/2013|
Repellant human being. Why do people care what he says about anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/21/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 8||01/21/2013|
He's not remotely good-looking. With hundreds of sexier daddies in that area alone, why would the BF choose BEE?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||01/21/2013|
It's not the 80's anymore, cuntface. His dad has better connections than a sleazy, disdained hack like BEE.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/21/2013|
I don't think his father is going to take him to parties where people are doing drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/21/2013|
If you're alive in 2013, you don't need to go to a party to find drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/21/2013|
R15, why do you enjoy being a contrarian braindead tool?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/21/2013|
Damn, but that was dull.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/21/2013|
Never has so much fuss been made over so little substance....
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/21/2013|
[quote]Ummm... he's famous
Ummm... he is?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||01/21/2013|
Maybe he's hung like a pony and gives really good head? Who knows...
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/21/2013|
Erm... did anyone watch the "music" video in the link? What garbage lol
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/21/2013|
He is really, really into being BEE's boyfriend
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||01/21/2013|
[quote]Someone has not read "Less Than Zero."
I envy that person.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/21/2013|
He should have gone into directing.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/21/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 27||01/21/2013|
Ugh, that's all he could land? His boyfriend is disappointingly fug. He should just stick with hired whores. Depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/21/2013|
He's such an angry pathetic man.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||01/21/2013|
BEE is a dinosaur from the Reagan era.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/21/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 34||01/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||01/21/2013|