Bret Easton Ellis took to Twitter last night to share some more of his profound insights.
Here, he sets the stage for us and delivers a powerful thesis (all in under 140 characters!):
And of course, some supporting details (including a bit of biology):
Mr. Ellis even replies to one of his followers! (I like the touch of self loathing):
A rousing conclusion statement:
And a fitting epilogue:
6 thoughts on “In Which Bret Easton Ellis Finally Comes to Understand Women”
I was just reading this on his feed, but it was odd, because I was reading it backwards. It was like reading Underworld, but with tweets. Thanks for putting it together chronologically.
I like Ellis more all the time. Really, the more I think in /Ellis-context/, like w/ DFW (which really seems a compliment to me in /Ellis-context/) or ‘American Psycho’ or just popping off about something or his thoughts on the NYC lit’ scene, the more I really like him. And it’s funny/sad how everyone freaks out on him all the time.
I like him too, but, as you put it, “in context” — not really a fan of his fiction, but I love his Twit-rants and his interviews—his “persona.”
Jesus. It’s so strange. I have this love-hate-love-hate relationship with Ellis. On the one hand, I think American Psycho is one of the most terrifying and fascinating modern novels ever written and I have a special place in my heart for Robert Downey Jr.’s Julian Wells. I resent ANYONE who tells me I shouldn’t read a novel like American Psycho because it’s “sexist” (gimme a break). On the other hand, Ellis is such a damn self-loathing, sexist, idiotic troll himself, it’s unbelieveable.
Ah but he’s very Baudrillardian. Woman as Other. Follow follow follow folllow.
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