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Politics News: Bret Easton Ellis on Podcasts, Politics and How His Dark Satire Predicted Trump's America

Over the past three decades, novelist Bret Easton Ellis has dealt in ultraviolence, casual nihilism and the skewering of America’s superficialities. With his last book, Imperial Bedrooms approaching its 10-year anniversary, it began to seem that Ellis was spinning his wheels. With several savagely reviewed screenwriting ventures in recent years — the 2013 Lindsay Lohan/James…


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Posted: 2018-08-06 17:55:43

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