Somebody must have told you wrong.
Bret Easton Ellis, writer of “American Psycho” and “The Canyons” is apparently working on a script for Kanye West’s Yeezus.
Ellis is the kind of man who can’t shut up about “Generation Wuss,” his belief that society and technology have turned us all into crybabies, blah blah blah. There’s something to this theory: Being outside as your main source of entertainment breeds “stronger” (whatever that means) people than typing on a computer, there’s no doubt of that.
But, the romantic obsession with how weak we are as modern people is as played out a refrain as psychopathic, rich white people. Ellis, of course, loves both.
Here’s what he told Vice about the Yeezus film:
“Can you tell me about the Kanye film collaboration?
‘You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye-land and that’s subject to a whole other timeframe. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car.
He’d given me an advance copy and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So f*ck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.
I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance art way in the press, but if you’re just alone with him in a room talking for three hours, it’s kind of mind-blowing.’”
Isn’t Kanye in many ways the epitome of what Ellis is talking about? Never satisfied, always complaining, unable to contain his sensitivity?
I guess when “Generation Wuss” has the money, and the talent, it’s time to work with them.