Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than thirty ...more
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'Acting' is probably the best of the bunch – Ellis writes so beguilingly about the film American Gigolo that I was immediately dying to see it. 'Post-Sex' also has its moments. The author's ana ...more
Ellis was a rebel in the early 90’s, American Psycho being turned down by its publisher as it was bound to be controversial. He was a young, bad boy writer who wrote transgressive novels, was hired to write interviews and profiles, and was then chastised for doing that in a transgressive fashion as well. You hired the American Psycho guy, and then you’re pisse ...more
Come lettrice di lunga data di Ellis, e anche delusa da tempo, avevo quasi pau ...more
The same can be said about Twitter as a whole. The very second after a momentous - or, just as frequently if not more so, not so momentous - event occurs, people are flocking to their accounts to tweet about it, as though under ...more
The book was hardly provocative unlike what the absolutely TRIGGERED critics were saying, the book consisted mostly of his reviews on FILMS. The perpetually offended will al ...more
Toch heeft Ellis het afgelopen decennium allerminst stilgezeten, blijkt uit de willekeurig memoires waarmee de essays in dit boek zijn gelardeerd. Zo was hij onder meer actief als podcaster, filmproducent, scriptschrijver en maker van e ...more
Beginning with Less Than Zero in 1985, Ellis has displayed an uncanny eye for dissecti ...more
When I read Lunar Park, I was interested to see how much o ...more
In so many ways, Mr. Ellis' non-fiction debut most certainly did not disappoint. How absolutely fabulous to read his serious and thoughtful insights on films and cinematography. I almost cried, thinking back to days when I also lived in NYC when I could have conversations like these, days when ...more
To me it was three books rolled into one. Firstly, Ellis talking about his books, writing them, adapting them. I live for this shit. I could read it all day and never get bored.
The second is Ellis talking about being a gay man, and how gayness is presented in the media. I found this fascinating, and certainly enjoyed reading it.
The third ...more
But there’s more going here. If its autobiographical essays sometimes read like high-class gossip, Ellis’s concern throughout “White” is with c ...more
Been an avid listener of the podcast for years. “White” is more a political/social statement about the pussification of America in regards to group think, identity politics and Trump Hysteria...with a bit of memoir thrown in.