"To someone my age (47) Keith Richards (67) in his memoir Life has a kind of rare healthy post-Empire geezer transparency. But for my younger friends, it’s no longer rare; it’s now just the norm. What does shame mean anymore? my friends in their 20s ask. Why in the hell did your boyfriend post a song called 'Suck My Ballz' on Facebook last night? my mom asks. But nothing yet compares to the transparency that Sheen has unleashed in the past two weeks—contempt about celebrity, his profession, the old Empire world order..."
Bret Easton Ellis on Charlie Sheen and the worlds of pre- and post-"Empire," i.e., celebrity.
posted by bardic
on Mar 16, 2011 -
Bret Easton Ellis
's new novel, Imperial Bedrooms
, a follow-up to his 1985 debut Less Than Zero
, will be released tomorrow. In the anticipatory run-up, Ellis reviews have been popping up everywhere: Vice
, The Times
, New York Magazine
, The LA Times
. In each interview, Ellis answers the door barefoot, offers the interviewer a Coke, and shows them his kitchen. LA Times writer Carolyn Kellogg
noticed that Ellis is giving the same interview every time
posted by shakespeherian
on Jun 14, 2010 -