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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Apparently, Bret Easton Ellis Is on Twitter

Posted by on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Remember Bret Easton Ellis? He wrote a bunch of books a couple decades ago and then he faded into obscurity. Except apparently at least one person follows him on Twitter! The Hollywood Reporter says:

On the same day The Hollywood Reporter hosted a breakfast to honor the most powerful women in entertainment and the progress of women in Hollywood in general, as well as the misogyny target-turned-women's rights activist Sandra Fluke, Bret Easton Ellis demonstrated just how far the fight against sexism and ignorance still has to go. At 11:32 PT, the novelist-screenwriter and Academy member took to Twitter to assert about the first woman to ever win a best director Oscar, "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated."

Let's all ignore him and maybe he'll go away again, okay? In other Bigelow-related Twitter news, Matt Lynch posted this rumor this morning:

I haven't heard of a Zero Dark Thirty screening for critics in Seattle, but I don't know if that liberal rumor has any truth to it. And if it is true, it's a terrible mistake on the part of studios. I mean, I attended screenings for both Act of Valor and Battleship this year, and both times, the audience roared with approval during all the appropriate jingoistic scenes. Everyone knows that studios don't screen movies for critics if they think those movies will get crappy reviews. If studios start pre-screening reviews based on whether they think reviewers will agree with the content of the movie, there won't be any movie reviews left to read.


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Bret Easton Ellis demonstrated just how far the fight against sexism and ignorance still has to go.

Why do the actions of one minor celebrity demonstrate how far something has to go? Taking that statement literally, the comments only demonstrate that the fight against sexism and ignorance has at least one minor celebrity to go.
Posted by madcap on December 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this

Exactly. Why are we surprised?
Posted by Patricia Kayden on December 7, 2012 at 6:48 AM · Report this
You mean the man who wrote a book about his fantasies murdering and dismembering women and storing them in his freezer could be a misogynist? The hell you say.
Posted by MRM on December 7, 2012 at 5:48 AM · Report this
LEE. 10
I suddenly am reminded about how I tried reading Glamourama after loving Rules Of Attraction. It took me a month to get through half the book, and then it.just.stopped.

I pretty much quit reading fiction afterwards. That was six years ago.
Posted by LEE. on December 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 9
Apparently 361,908 people follow him on Twitter. And I don't really think Imperial Bedrooms necessarily tanked, did it?

I mean, yes, stupid things on Twitter. But the "obscurity" card is a bit of a stretch.

Now, will someone please sneak me into a ZDT screening?

Posted by Josh Bis on December 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM · Report this
Badger 8
Matt Lynch is usually a reliable source for rumors and hearsay - he should be writing for the Stranger, not just getting re-tweeted by them.
Posted by Badger on December 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 7
If you stopped posting about Bret Easton Ellis saying stupid shit, maybe Bret Easton Ellis will stop saying stupid shit to get attention.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on December 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM · Report this
David Schmader 6
It's totally screening for critics here.
Posted by David Schmader on December 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM · Report this
So they thought Battleship would get good reviews?
Posted by giffy on December 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this
Citing screenings of "Valor" and "Transformers" does not really work as evidence.

It's not like the Stranger or other liberal media were roaring with disapproval over Obama's wars, his personally authorized assassinations, or the NDAA. The silence over those issues is worse than jingoistic because only a Liberal administration could get away with such actions in this country.
Posted by imperialist cheerleaders on December 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
delirian 3
Metacritic has given it a 98 so far. This movie is going to screen everywhere.
Posted by delirian on December 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM · Report this
In the time it took for you to post news of his tweet so you can encourage us to ignore him, you could have ignored him at least twenty six times.
Posted by Jude Fawley on December 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM · Report this
wisepunk 1
Katheryn is 61 years old. I couldn't believe it either.
Posted by wisepunk on December 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM · Report this

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