brett ellis easton in vice

on los angeles:

You come here and the odds are overwhelmingly against you, but you do it anyway. And you know what? I really think that—and I’ve said this before—but I think that LA forces you to become the person you really are. I don’t think LA is a place where you’re allowed to reinvent yourself. It absolutely isn’t. There’s an isolating quality to a life lived out here. I don’t care how many friends you have. I don’t care if you have a relationship. Whatever. It’s just an isolating city. You’re alone a lot. And I think it forces you to become the person you really are. It doesn’t allow you to hide. I think New York is a much easier place to kind of reinvent yourself. In LA, over time, the real person you are ultimately comes out, or else people can’t deal with that and they flee before it happens. But we were talking about meeting people who come out here to make it…

on how the his newest book, a sequel to less than zero, is already owned by a movie studio

Vice: And now Imperial Bedrooms already has an IMDb page.
BEE: Yeah, I don’t know why.

Vice: Did the film rights sell at the same time as the book deal?
BEE: No. The film rights revert to Twentieth Century Fox because I’m using characters that they own.

Vice: Really? Wow.
BEE: It’s like, if I write a sequel to American Psycho, Lion’s Gate owns Patrick Bateman. That’s kind of the deal with the devil that you make if you sell film rights to your books.

id say read the whole thing, but do so at yr own risk as there are many spoilers in this bad boy

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